DeKalb County School District
4th & 5th Grade
Standards & Grading Procedures
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Grade students will receive instruction in Georgia Standard of Excellence (GSE)
for ELA and Math., Science, Social
Music, Health and Physical Education instruction will be based on the Georgia
Performance Standards (GPS.) Both,
GSE and GPS standards can be found
This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to acquire knowledge, reflect upon and use that knowledge, and gain a better understanding of self and others. This course will also offer an in-depth study of the United States history in which all four strands (history, geography, civics/government, and economics) are integrated.
Studies United States History Early Years / Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (4th
Studies United States History Civil War To Today / Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin (5th Grade)
*Note: If the textbook is lost, stolen, or damaged, it is the student’s responsibility to pay for the book before a replacement book is issued.
66.66 (4th) / $ 51.75 (5th)
book and/or resources
Username –Information Coming
Password –Information Coming
The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educations services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.
Pre-Assessment – 0%
Assessment During Learning – 25%
(Warm Ups, Quizzes, Projects)
Guided, Independent, or Group
(Homework and Classwork)
Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning – 30%
(Formal Post Assessment Tests, Culminating Exam,
Project or Performance
A 90-100 Excellent P (Pass)
B 80-89 Good F (Fail)
C 71-79 Fair
D 70 Failing
F Below 70 Failing
GRADE POINT AVERAGE CALCULATION
Grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the
total amount of grade points earned by the number of chore classes. The GPA may
range from 0.0 to a 4.0 and are calculated on a scale of A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1 and
Example: SS + MATH + ELA + SCI + SPANISH ÷ 5 = GPA
Semester progress reports shall
be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each
semester. The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans
shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans
shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND HONESTY
Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty
including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information,
falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized
computer user ID or password.
See the Code of Student Conduct -
Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.
Receiving and/or giving information for an assignment is considered cheating.
When caught in the act, student will not receive credit nor receive the
opportunity to make-up.
Homework assignments should be
meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of the teaching/learning
in the classroom. Homework is expected to be completed as assigned and can be
used as a review and/or notes. It should be considered in the possession of the
student, reviewed, and evaluated. Homework should be considered very important and as a means for
continued study for mastery.
AND MISSING ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS
Homework may be assigned
Monday-Thursday. Periodically, a project may be assigned to enhance the
learning of a unit. Each project will have a rubric with guidelines for points
and a due date. Student assignments and projects must be completed within the prescribed
time limit and missed assignments will be noted in the agenda. All late
assignments and projects will be posted as a zero in Infinite Campus until it
has been submitted as complete. Late assignments and projects submitted within
two days after due date will be reduced by 10-20 pts. Assignments submitted
three days late will receive a maximum grade of 75% pending 100% correct
answers. Extra homework and projects will not be assigned to boost low scores
due to negligence.
WORK DUE TO ABSENCES
When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. Classwork and homework from each class will be collected for the absent student throughout the day. When the student returns from the absence, their makeup work will be given to them in a folder on the first day back. After receiving the folder, he/she must submit the assignments by the designated time allotted. Upon request, the makeup folder with assignments and necessary books/materials can be sent to the office for pick up after 2:30 pm. UPON RETURN AFTER AN ABSENCE, IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK WITH ALL TEACHERS FOR CLARIFICATION OF THE ASSIGNMENTS.
Students will be expected to
report to class daily with their assignments, agendas, composition notebooks,
paper, class folder, pencils, markers and glue sticks.
THE USE OF AND ACCESS TO A COMPUTER, PRINTER, AND
INTERNET ARE REQUIREMENTS OF WADSWORTH MAGNET PROGRAM.
Please refer to the student agenda, and Thursday courier to stay current on assignments and activities. Parents are asked to monitor/initial the agenda for assignments and/or notes from the teacher daily. In addition, please remember to view Infinite Campus for your child’s current grades/evaluations.
Please sign and return the following:
I have read the 4th/5th
grade social studies syllabus and I acknowledge all of the requirements and
expectations set forth by this course. I know that Wadsworth Magnet School is a
community of parents, students, teachers, and faculty that will always work in
my best interest to help me be a success!
Parent Signature: ________________________________________________________________________
Parent Phone Number:
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