Grading Policy – Mr. Stewart
Department of Social Studies, Upper School – Discovery School
Each students grade will be determined based on the following formula:
This includes tests, quizzes, and in-class presentations that are intended to demonstrate mastery of the curriculum.
Homework will be graded according to the rubric posted on the teacher’s blog. Unexcused late homework will be subject to a points deduction.
This part of the grade encompasses all in-class written work, participation in class discussion, and making meaningful contributions in pair- and group-work. The grade will also include periodic assessments of the student’s notebook (see teacher’s blog for notebook standards).
Contributions to class discussion will be evaluated both in terms of consistency (students are expected to make meaningful contributions to class every day) and in terms of quality (see rubric on the teacher’s blog).
Persistent and/or egregious deviation from in-class expectations for appropriate student behavior will lead to a deduction from this part of the student’s grade.
Term Projects/Extended Work (30%)
Students are expected to complete longer-term projects that will require substantial research and revision. Students will be notified when a piece of work falls under this category and task-specific rubrics will be distributed with the assignment.
Please Note – Students are expected to turn in original work that includes proper citations when necessary. Work that is copied or plagiarized will receive a score of zero and no makeup opportunity will be given.