Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Vol. 5 Issue 18

New Spelling Test Grading
  Now that students are well into the second semester, the first grade team has agreed to evolve our grading system for spelling assessments. Now students are expected to write two sentences and each sentence part will hold the same weight as the green and red words. Everything counts. No more bonuses. Students have been preparing for this since August (daily drills increasing in rigor over time). This change will go in effect for the test given on Friday, February 5th. For this Friday's test, we will use the current grading system for the last time.  Please view the sample below to see how the changes will be implemented.
Make note of the sentence grading changes. This is a sample. The number  of words in a given sentence will change from week to week