Honors

Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences offers Honors classes in Math and Language Arts.  At the end of the year, performance data for all students will be reviewed.   Students that meet the criteria will be scheduled into Honors for the following year.  As we begin the 2017-2018 school year, we would like to communicate the performance-based criteria that will be used at the end of this year for both Math and Language Arts.

 

Students will take a series of Formative and Interim Assessments throughout the year. Students will earn between 1 and 5 points for each assessment based on the percentage correct on each assessment.

 

93 – 100 = 5 points

80 – 92 = 4 points

60 – 79 = 3 points

50 – 59 = 2 points

0 – 49 = 1 point

 

There will be a minimum of nine formative assessments throughout the year.  These assessments will start small, but build in length and complexity in order to create academic stamina for our students.  While these formative assessments will measure new standards they will also spiral previously introduced standards as well.  This will allow teachers to identify students that are sustaining the skills and standards.

 

Interim Assessments will have a multiplier of 3 to give equal weight to both Formative and Interim Assessments. Students must end the year with a 4.5 average or higher on all assessments to qualify for Honors.

 

All students will take common Formative and Interim Assessments throughout the year.  However, current Honors students may have additional questions added to the assessments. These questions will not be considered when determining a student’s final average for the purposes of Honors qualification.

 

Students may be allowed or required to retake assessments for mastery.  In this case, only the original assessment will be considered when determining a student’s final average for purposes of Honors qualification.

 

Teachers post grades each Monday and you will be able to access your child’s performance using Parent Portal.

 

For the current school year, we will be moving students into Honors in October. The number of spots will be determined by availability.  We will review the assessment results from the first three Formative Assessments and one Interim Assessment to determine the students that will be offered a spot.  We will use the number of math skills proficient in IXL from 8/21-10/25 for math if a tiebreaker is needed.

 

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