I often have students (usually right before progress reports or report cards) come to me and say "Mrs. Trejo, do you have extra work I can do to raise my grade?" And the answer is always "no, sorry hun". I then remind the student of my policy for grades which I currently have posted in my room on my white board.
How do I raise my Grade?
1. Summative Grades (Tests)
-Tests must be retaken in tutorials on the designated day (usually a Friday)
-In order to retest the student must attend a scheduled review tutorial before the test.
-Increasing test grades is the best way to maintain a high average since summative grades are weighted much more than formative grades.
-Low test grades will drag down your average, once the retest day passes, there is no way to raise a test grade.
2. Formative Grades (daily work)
-Graded papers that are handed back should be kept in their binder, students are responsible for keeping up with their work
-They may make DETAILED corrections (showing all work, writing a complete sentence conveying their understanding of the problem).
-They can make corrections at home or in tutorials, I am happy to help.
-Corrections should be done on a separate sheet of notebook paper and turned in with the original assignment. The quality of the corrections depend on how many points they will get back. (ie- well done corrections with good sentences will earn back most of the credit lost, corrections with only right answers circled will earn back no points.) Students only have to correct problems they missed, not the entire assignment.
Please email me with questions!! Thank you!