How will I earn my grade?

Quarter grades are based on participation points earned in class, points earned for quarterly homework projects (when applicable), and points earned for completing other in-class projects and assessments. Students may typically earn five points per class period. One point is earned for being on time, one point for SAM completion, and three points for participating appropriately in instructional activities. Assessments and projects are scored and reported separately.

Students are expected to comply with the Sanford Expectations for Excellence: 1) Show up.  2) Be respectful and kind. And 3) Go Pro! - Go Pro! means that students demonstrate the professional student qualities of being prepared, participating, and working hard. Earning the three (3) daiily participation points depends on compliance with these expectations.

READ 180 homework, when assigned, consists of an easily completed at-home reading project. These projects normally require less than five hours of time to complete and all materials will be provided. More information about each quarter's project (if assigned) will be sent home with students, and project information will posted at this website during the quarter the project is due.

Each student will be issued a READ 180 folder and notebook which will remain in the classroom. The in-class folder will include all work completed for the quarter and a progress/grading sheet. Notebooks will contain boardwork, word study activities, and responses to shared and self-selected texts. Students do not need to carry READ 180 notebooks or folders in their Sanford binders. Grades will be updated weekly in students' in-class folders and on the student/parent portal. There will be no "surprises" at ends of marking periods, as students will be informed of their progress each week. The grading scale is as follows, with percentages being determined by calculating ([points earned] / [points possible]):

A = 94-100+%; A- = 90-93%

B+ = 87%-89%; B = 84-86%; B- = 80-83%

C+ = 77-79%; C = 74-76%; C- = 70-73%

D+ = 67-69%; D = 64-66%; D- = 60-63%

F = 0-59%