Ms. Sharkey– 5th Grade

Grading Policy


The grading in our classroom will be based on a “point system”. Every assignment will be worth a certain number of points. Your student will earn points based on the quality and completeness of his or her work. At the end of each week, I will add all of the points each student has earned. I will then divide this number by the total points possible and determine a percent and letter grade for your child. For example:

Assignment
Points Possible
Points earned
Weekly “quick questions”
25
23
Homework assignment #1
15
15
Quiz, section 1.1
10
8

Chapter 1 Test

40
35

TOTALS


90

81

81 points earned/ 90 points possible = 90%

All percentages will be rounded to the nearest whole number. This means that a 92.3 will be considered a 92%, while a 92.6 will be considered a 93%. The grading scale will be as follows:

Percent Earned
Letter Grade
93-100%
A
90-92%
A-
87-89%
B+
83-86%
B
80-82%
B-
77-79%
C+
73-76%
C
70-72%
C-
67-69%
D+
63-66%
D
60-62%
D-
59% & Below
F