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Student Evaluation and Grading
This course consists of 4-5 major projects, each utilizing a new material or process. Students taking this course for multiple semesters will not repeat the same projects or themes. With each project students are expected to use the theme as a spring-board for their own unique ideas, develop their critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, work both independently and collaboratively. Preliminary steps such as sketching, planning, designing, and practicing new techniques will be graded as “process/classwork” separate from the finished project. Grading scores for major projects will be based on criteria outlined in handouts distributed at the beginning of each unit. There are also various writing reflections, quizzes (on vocabulary & tools), and research assignments throughout the semester.
**Homework and projects will be mainly graded in class so parents and students should regularly check grades through Aries Gradebook. Students only have one week to make up missing or late assignments.
Weight and Distribution of Final Grade
60% 4-5 Major Projects graded generally on the following scale:
development, review handouts, visual research, and written
10% Quizzes & Tests + critiques and written reflections
10% Participation: attendance, punctuality, citizenship, daily clean
up, effective use of class time and safety procedures
_______Class Expectations & Rules ______
*Sign in required + Select Late Starts & After school (by appointment)
All work missed due to absences should be made up immediately upon the student’s return to school. Extensions will not be made on due dates unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.
1-7 DAYS LATE: Loss of 1 letter grade (10% of value). This is NOT a daily reduction.
More than 7 days: Work will NOT be accepted and can NOT be made up unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor due to extreme circumstances.
Work missed due to truancies or suspensions can NOT be made up.
Grading Scale: Ms. Ferrell does NOT round grades (but I do offer extra credit so take each opportunity just in case!)
A+ =100-97 A = 96-93 A- = 92-90
B+ = 89-87 B = 86-83 B- = 82-80
C+ = 79-77 C = 76-73 C- = 72-70
D+ = 69-67 D = 66-63 D- = 62-60
F = 59 and below
Numerous opportunities will be given to achieve extra credit during the semester. Students can earn up to 5% of their total grade through, a museum visit + written reflection and/or by completing extra assignments (which must be proposed to Ms. Ferrell BEFORE you begin).