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CAD Grade Policy

GRADE POLICY  

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

MR. GAG, TECH ED

TOLLAND HIGH SCHOOL

GRADING CATEGORIES AND WEIGHTS

 

 

CATEGORY

DRAWINGS

& WRITTEN WORK

Required Drawings only

PRODUCTIVITY

 

Required and Additional Drawings

CONTRIBUTION TO LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

 

PORTFOLIO ORGANIZATION

 

 

ABBREVIATION

 

DRS


TIME

LRN ENV

ORG

 

WEIGHTED %

 

70%

10%

10%

10%

 

DRAWINGS & WRITTEN WORK

and

PRODUCTIVITY

 

This grade policy is carefully designed to work fairly with students of varying speeds and abilities.  It is designed to allow success for students who may work more slowly, but are willing to try hard and come after school to make up the required work if needed.  Note : Although the Required Drawings must be completed, NO ZEROS will be recorded on the Drawing average (weighted 70%) for not completing the Additional Drawings. 

This grade policy is also designed to reward students who are able to complete additional assignments.  These students may earn a higher score in the Productivity category (weighted 10%) by completing more drawings within the unit.

This policy allows the entire class to start the next unit together.  All students start each new unit on an equal footing.  We can move forward as a class with group instruction on the new unit. Missing required work for the previous unit must only be completed after school.   Do not work on an old unit during class.  This will cause you to fall behind on the new unit.

 

CONTRIBUTION TO LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

This category is designed only as a grade incentive to encourage students who have a negative impact on your learning environment, to change their behavior.   In most classes, all students will be on task.  If this is true for your class, there will be no need to assess grades in this category.  In that case, the percentage weights of the other categories will be increased proportionally by the grading software. 

PORTFOLIO ORGANIZATION

Students are required to purchase a 3 ring binder to serve as a portfolio of their CAD work.   A rubric may be used to help students learn how to organize a portfolio.   Once a class has mastered this process, grades in this area may not be necessary.  In that case, the percentage weights of the other categories will be increased proportionally by the grading software.