Grading Policy

Eagle’s Blended Learning Grading Policy for 2020-2021

Grading Policy Updates for All Courses

All categories in Google Classroom are to reflect Eagle’s grading policy and will mirror Skedula’s grading categories for the 2020 -2021 school year. The only 2 categories in the Grading Policy will be Formative and Summative.

Formative - 60%

Do Now/Exit Tickets: Lesson Opener and/or closer that you will use for attendance and/or assessing scholar progress towards daily learning targets. There should be a Do Now and Exit Ticket grade entered for each day. The date should be in the title within your grade book. It should be graded using the following scale.

  • 80 - 100: Correctly completed during the class period.

65 - 80: Partially completed and/or in need of improvement for a higher grade

55 - Incorrect and/or not fully completed during the class period

50 - Not submitted/Did not attempt to complete

45 - Not in attendance

Classwork: Synchronous and Asynchronous classwork assignments are formative assignments. At least two classwork grades- one synchronous and one asynchronous - each week are to be entered in your gradebook. Please use a detailed title for each one that includes the date. Best practice is to link to the actual assignment. Assign due dates for the submission of work. Be flexible in accepting late work, as Scholars are adjusting to this new experience and progressing towards mastery of learning goals. For all assignments, we recommend a week grace period for submission of late work. Do Now and Exit tickets are to be completed during the class period.

Classwork should be graded using the following scale and should align to department-wide rubrics:

80 - 100: Correctly completed during the class period.

65 - 80: Partially completed and/or in need of improvement for a higher grade

55 - Incorrect and/or not fully completed during the class period

50 - Not submitted/Did not attempt to complete

45 - Not in attendance



Summative - 40%

Exams/Quizzes: Assignments you give that assess mastery will fall in this category. A maximum of 3 should be given during each unit and can be a combination exams and performance tasks.

Assign due dates for the submission of performance tasks. Be flexible in accepting late performance tasks, as Scholars are adjusting to this new experience and progressing towards mastery of learning goals. For all assignments, we recommend a week grace period for submission of late work.

Performance Tasks: Performance Tasks may include but are no limited to:

Short and Extended Essays

Group Projects

Oral Presentations

Labs

You must speak directly to Scholars and their parents when they fall behind in completing work or are absent from your class.


Marking Period and Final Course Grades

During the 2020-21 school year, middle and high school scholars may receive grades of ‘NX’ (Course in progress) instead of a failing grade or when there is insufficient work to determine a final grade. No failing grades are allowed for MP and final grades

Grades 6-8

If a scholar’s marking period average is a failing grade, then he will receive an ‘NX’ in place of the failing grade to indicate the course is in progress.

If there is insufficient evidence to calculate a grade, then an ‘NX’ will be used.

An NX will also be awarded in June if the average of all marking periods is a failing grade

GRADE 8 scholars will have the opportunity to reconcile the NX course grade by August 2021. Scholars may make up identified coursework to earn credit for the course by August, 2021 at which time the grade will be converted to the passing grade or ‘P’.

Scholars in grades 6 and 7 who are awarded an ‘NX’ for a final course grade will keep the ‘NX’ as the final course grade.

Scholars who received NX grades will have the opportunity to complete the required assignments/coursework within the appropriate timeframes established by the NYCDOE Grading Policy. Students who complete the assignments/coursework from the courses in which they received the NX grades are eligible to earn credits in these courses. These students’ transcripts will be updated so that the original courses with final grades of NX will be reconciled and updated with numerical passing grades (at least a grade of 65); thereby indicating that the student has now earned course credit.

Parents/Guardians will make the final decision about whether the scholar’s final passing grade remains on Eagle’s grading scale or updated to a ‘P’, indicating a passing grade.

**Grades of ‘P’ are not calculated into overall GPAs.

Grades 9-12

A failing grade may not be given for Marking Period nor final marking period grades.

If a scholar’s marking period average is a failing grade, then he will receive an ‘NX’ in place of the failing grade to indicate the course is in progress.

If there is insufficient evidence to calculate a grade, then an ‘NX’ will be used.

‘NX’ grades earned between September 2020 and February 1, 2021 must be reconciled no later than June 2021. Scholars may make up identified coursework to earn credit for the course by June 2021.

‘NX’ grades earned between February 2, 2021 and August 2021 must be reconciled no later than January 2022. Scholars may make up identified coursework to earn credit for the course by January 2022. Scholars who received NX grades will have the opportunity to complete the required assignments/coursework within the appropriate timeframes established by the NYCDOE Grading Policy. Students who complete the assignments/coursework from the courses in which they received the NX grades are eligible to earn credits in these courses. These students’ transcripts will be updated so that the original courses with final grades of NX will be reconciled and updated with numerical passing grades (at least a grade of 65); thereby indicating that the student has now earned course credit.

Parents/Guardians will make the final decision about whether the scholar’s final passing grade remains on Eagle’s grading scale or updated to a ‘CR’, indicating a passing grade.

**Grades of ‘CR’ are not calculated into overall GPAs.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

Every Eagle Academy scholar is expected to uphold the tenets of CLEAR in all academic courses. This entails a firm adherence to a set of values, and the values most essential to an academic community are grounded on the concept of honesty with respect to the intellectual efforts of oneself and others. Academic integrity is expected not only in formal coursework situations, but in all school relationships and interactions connected to the educational process, including the use of school resources. (Adapted from Cornell University Academic Integrity Policy and Brooklyn Tech HS Academic Integrity Policy).

The following procedures and protocols will provide the educational community with a moral standard indicating that cheating and plagiarism are wrong, provide sanctions that will deter cheating and plagiarism, and provide for consistent and fair administration of those sanctions.

If PLAGIARISM is suspected, the following ACTION IS TO BE TAKEN BY THE TEACHER:

The teacher is to CLEARLY document in writing, on the original student paper/work, his/her reasons for concluding the “work product” in question has been plagiarized.



A copy of the original student paper/work containing the teacher’s conclusions for plagiarism should be generated and a copy provided to the Guidance Counselor and Immediate Supervisor.





The teacher should PRIVATELY speak to the student being accused of plagiarism and document the conversation in ioClassroom (Skedula).



At the time of the PRIVATE Student-Teacher Conference, the student should be provided the COPY of his/her original paper/work that now reflects the teacher’s argument(s) and conclusion for claiming the document in question was plagiarized.



Once the assessment is graded:



A grade of 50 is the maximum allowable grade for a first time class offense unless the scholar resubmits the assignment for a new grade. In this case, the educator will re-evaluate the work according to the rubric and the maximum allowable grade is an 80.



A grade of zero may not be given.



Within 24 hours, the Parent/Guardian must be contacted verbally and in writing via email.



Within 24 hours, the Guidance Counselor and Immediate Supervisor must be notified via email.



Any subsequent offenses of cheating by a student in the same subject class will result in an automatic grade of 50 for the assessment. The teacher must record all plagiarism occurrences in ioClassroom.



Students with Academic Integrity violations will be individually reviewed and may be deemed ineligible to hold scholar leadership positions.



The length of time elapsed since the offense will be considered in the review process to provide a redemptive opportunity to students.




The Eagle Academy for Young Men operates on a semester basis, with three marking periods per semester. Only the semester grade (listed as marking period 4) will appear on a transcript.

Accessing Grades

Grades can be accessed by parents/guardians and scholars via PupilPath by visiting http://www.pupilpath.com

If you are not registered for PupilPath, you must obtain a registration code. Registration codes can be retrieved from any of your son's teacher by asking them to look at the Bio tab of the Portfolio page for your son's profile.