Every minor assignment will be TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) specific. This means that each assignment will only test one specific skill such as main idea or pronouns. Each assignment will be graded on a rubric on a 1-4 scale. This will translate to the grade book as follows: 1 below 70 2-70-80 3-80-90 4-90-100.
Students will be given the opportunity to “level up” on the rubric if they receive a 1, 2, or 3 and strive for a higher level of understanding of the skill. If they successfully level up, their grade will raise according to the level they reached. Cumulative tests will be given each nine weeks and will be not be graded on a rubric. They will be graded regularly out of 100.