**Grading Policy**

**2019-2020 / Mrs. Williams**

**Tests**: Tests can be expected approximately every 8 to 10 class days (generally 3 to 4 tests per nine-week grading period).

**Classwork & Homework**: Students can expect class activities and/or homework assignments daily; points assigned will vary. Assignments are expected to be complete when you come to class. If an assignment is turned in late, but within one day of its due date, half credit will be given provided the missing assignment was due to an *excused* absence.

**Quizzes**: Short quizzes may be given at any time, either announced or unannounced. These should be no problem for those who are present, pay attention, and participate in class activities.

**Notebook**: Students are required to keep a notebook of all work done for this class. A notebook test will be given at least once during the nine-week grading period. Notebooks must be neat, accurately completed, labeled with assignment numbers, and in order. A list of all assignments will be posted, as assigned, to help students keep notebooks current at all times.

**Points**: Tests and notebooks will generally count 100 points each. Points assigned for homework, classwork, or quizzes will vary. The nine-weeks grade will be based on total points earned divided by total points possible. If extra points are earned, the nine-weeks grade will not exceed 100 points, nor will extra points in one nine-week grading period be transferred to another nine-week grading period. Semester averages also will not exceed 100 points.

**Progress Reports** will be sent home at the midpoint of the nine-week grading period. These will be given out to each student by their homeroom teacher and will contain grades for each class. These reports are to be signed by the student’s parent/legal guardian and returned for a homework grade. This ensures that parents are kept informed and know which areas may be in need of improvement.

**Supplies Needed
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College-ruled Notebook Paper

Graphing Paper

Pencils

Binder - at least one-inch

Graphing calculator (I have a class set, but personal calculators are preferred)