CHERRYLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE WORLD SCHOOL GRADING and ASSESSMENT POLICY

Elk Rapids Schools
707 E. Third Street
Elk Rapids, Michigan
(231) 264-8991
IB Coordinator: Kim Ranger
kranger@erschools.com

Head of School: Terry Starr
tstarr@erschools.com

Semester Reporting: To support the International Baccalaureate philosophy, which emphasizes student growth over time, we will be reporting final grades at the end of the year.  This will provide students with an extended time to demonstrate evidence of learning. Parents and students may check grades daily using PowerSchool to monitor student progress.

Traditional Report Card: As in years past, the other side of the report card will be our traditional system of reporting letter grades.

IB Report Card: This year on one side of the report card will be an IB report card. Instead of letter grades, students and parents will see a number score – ranging from 0 to 8.  For purposes of comparison to traditional grading, please see the CMS IB/Traditional Grading Conversion Scale on this tri-fold leaflet.

CMS Assessment and Weighting System

The weighting for grading of summative and formative assessments at CMS next year will be:

Summative

Assessment

Formative

Assignment

6th grade 75% 25%
7th grade 80% 20%
8th grade 90% 10%

Formative assignments are designed to monitor learning, practice skills, and provide students with feedback about their progress.

Summative assessments are designed to evaluate student learning at the conclusion of a unit of study.

Grading Conversion Scale

The chart below is a quick reference to use for understanding the 0-8 International Baccalaureate grading scale for summative assessments.

Rubric Score Percentage Conversion for assessments turned in COMPLETED and

ON TIME

Percentage Conversion for assessments turned in

1 DAY LATE

Percentage Conversion for assessments turned in

2+ DAYS LATE

0=E 0%

No evidence of learning

0%

No evidence of learning

0%

No evidence of learning

1 = D-/D

2 = D/D+

1 = 60% – 64%

2 = 65% – 69%

1 = 55%

2 = 60%

1 = 45%

2 = 50%

3 = C-/C

4 = C/C+

3 = 70% – 74%

4 = 75% – 79%

3 = 65%

4 = 70%

3 = 55%

4 = 60%

5 = B-/B

6 = B/B+

5 = 80% – 84%

6 = 85% – 89%

5 = 75%

6 = 80%

5 = 65%

6 = 70%

7 = A-/A

 8 = A

7 = 90% – 99%

    8 = 100%

7 = 85%

8 = 90%

7 = 75%

8 = 80%

CMS Learning Support

  • After-school Homework Lab (2:45 – 3:45pm Mon-Thurs)
  • Homework Page
  • Remind(™) Homework updates
  • Weekly emailed progress reports
  • 24/7 Access to grades on PowerSchool
  • Academic Intervention classes
  • 20 minute daily “ATL Time”
  • Edmodo
  • Google Classroom
  • Tutoring Referrals available

Formal Assessment Plan at CMS

State Assessment: The state of Michigan will be using the M-STEP, the standardized assessment, (accountability measure) for all public schools for school accreditation purposes.  We will test all of our students in the spring of 2017.

NWEA Assessment: All students grades 6-8 at CMS take the reading and math components of the NWEA (Northwest Educational Association) assessment. This test began in 2013-14 and is given in the fall, winter and spring. This test measures students on a scale and gives a percentage ranking of performance measure and against others in their age/grade and throughout the U.S.

AIMSweb: Math, reading, and writing AIMSweb tests will be administered to the 6th grade in conjunction with NWEA tests, three times per year.

Student Eligibility

Athletics/Snowchasers

In order to be eligible for participation,

  • Students must have at least a D grade in all classes.  Grades are checked on Monday. One week probation begins immediately. Asst. Athletic Director communicates probation and ineligibility to coaches & teachers on Monday.
  • Students must not be suspended

First Suspension: 30 days (calendar) of ineligibility, Second Suspension: 60 days (calendar) of ineligibility, Third Suspension: Student is no longer eligible

In-school events: Camp/Assemblies/Field Trips

In order to be eligible for participation,

  • Students must not be suspended

First Suspension: 30 days (calendar) of ineligibility, Second Suspension: 60 days (calendar) of ineligibility, Third Suspension: Student is no longer eligible

Fun Reward Days/Dances

In order to be eligible for participation,

  • Students must have at least a D grade in all classes.
  • Students must not be suspended

First Suspension: 30 days (calendar) of ineligibility, Second Suspension: 60 days (calendar) of ineligibility, Third Suspension: Student is no longer eligible