Grading

80% of a student's grade is from summative assessments

20% of a student's grade is from formative assessments

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Formative assessments are assessments FOR learning. These are daily assignments and quizzes that help inform the teacher if the students are developing mastery of a concept. Since students ARE NOT expected to show mastery at the time of a formative assessment, it carries less weight on their grade.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Summative assessments are assessments OF learning. These are assessments given at the conclusion of a unit of study that includes a set of skills and standards. Since students ARE expected to demonstrate mastery at the time of a summative assessment, it carries most of the weight of their grade.