Students are given one opportunity to re-assess summative assignments. (tests, projects, papers, labs, etc.) They are not required to re-assess.
Re-assessments must be done within 5 days of receiving the grade, or by prior arrangement with the teacher. Re-teaching may be required at a teacher’s discretion.
The student will receive the highest grade attained from the two assessments.
A re-assessment may be the same test, a portion of the same test, or a different assessment that measures the same, or very similar, learning outcomes. Re-assessments may be written, oral, project, or performance based. Re-assessments will vary by subject matter/discipline.
The lowest grade for any major assignment or final grade will be 50% (F). Research indicates lower grades only skew a student’s score inequitably.(Marzano, Guskey, Wiggins)
A student’s IEP or 504 plan takes precedence over this policy. It remains in effect and must be followed.
Prior to scheduling a reassessment, a student may be required to complete reasonable remediation activities. The student must talk to the teacher to request a reassessment. The objective is for students to achieve mastery of the curriculum rather than allow students to continue without understanding.
“Students must have routine access to the criteria and standards for the task they need to master; they must have feedback in their attempts to master those tasks; and they must have opportunities to use the feedback to revise work and resubmit it for evaluation against the standard. Excellence is attained by such cycles of model-practice-perform-feedback-perform."
~ Grant Wiggins
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