Each quarter grade is based on the following weighted scale:
ü Homework – Weighted 20% of final grade
ü Projects/Writing – Weighted 30% of final grade
ü Classwork/Participation – Weighted 20% of final grade
ü Test/Quizzes – Weighted 30% of final grade
a. Read all reading assignments and respond when asked.
b. Participate in oral presentations and large group discussions.
c. Be present and on time everyday.
d. Be on-task during class.
e. Complete all homework, quizzes, tests, projects, notes, etc. by the deadline. Quizzes or tests missed due to legal absence must be made up within a week. Projects and presentations missed, due to legal absence, must be rescheduled with the teacher when student returns to school. Please note: it is the student’s responsibility to inquire about and make up all missed work due to a legal absence. Depending on the assignment, late work may not be accepted, or a penalty may be imposed.
f. Follow school and classroom rules and regulations.
g. Communicating or cheating in any way during a quiz or test will result in a zero for anyone involved. This also applies to homework and other class assignments. Always do your own work.
The final exam for English 9 is comprised of three different sections, given at the end of the year. The final exam is one-fifth of the final grade.
Section A Multiple Choice Test on the 25 Core Vocabulary Words
Section B Controlling idea paragraph
Section C Literary term paragraph
The final grade for the course is computed by averaging the four quarters and final exam as demonstrated in the example below:
Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Final Exam = Final Grade
70 75 80 85 80 78%