Third graders will receive percentage grades in the following academic subjects:
Grades in these academic subjects will be derived from homework, classwork, quizzes and tests. Each graded assignment/assessment will be weighed using this scale:
Projects are weighted at the teacher's discretion.
Frequency of Homework and Missed Homework:
Even though most homework and classwork assignments are checked, this year some of them will be graded and recorded. The assignments graded and recorded are at the teacher's discretion. Homework is regularly assigned Monday through Thursday and occasionally on weekends. Students will be expected to read each night for a minimum of 20 minutes in addition to written assignments. Extra practice on spelling words, math facts, and preparing for subject tests is important for success. Your child will be given more information explaining the criteria for grading homework and classwork. For further information on homework, please refer to the homework policy page on this website.
The following subjects will receive letter grades based on the percentages below:
Math timed tests
S= 80%-100% Satisfactory
W=73%-79% Working towards Progress
N=72%-70% Needs improvement
U=69% and below Unsatisfactory
November 7, 2016
Dear Third Grade Parents,
The goal of third grade is to prepare your child for success in the years to come at SCPS. One of the ways that we do this is to help your child transition into fourth grade. We communicate with the fourth grade teachers to make sure that the third grade skills and routines are aligned. Below are some changes we have made for the second quarter as well as some of the routines and skills that the fourth grade teachers expect students to have mastered when they enter fourth grade.
We will do spelling and vocabulary similar to fourth grade. Spelling Tests will be given every other week. They will cover both the Vocabulary Workshop workshop words, phonetic words and sight words. Each test will have between 20-25 words. Typically, the spelling test will be given the first week and the vocabulary test will be given the following week.
Social Studies: An assessment will be given approximately every other week. The assessments will be the same as the quiz online for Studies Weekly. An additional short answer/essay question will be added to the test. Tests covering more than one week will not be given. Geography classwork, other daily classwork, and homework will continue to be part of the overall grade.
Science: An assessment will be given about every other week on the lessons covered. Classwork grades and homework will continue to be part of the overall grade. Typically, Science and Social Studies assessments will not be given on the same week.
Writing answers in all subject areas:
Complete Sentences, Cursive, Capitalization and Punctuation:
If the directions state that the student should write their answer in a complete sentence, they should do so. One point will be deducted from the total grade for each capitalization and/or punctuation error, and a fragment is ½ of the point value of the question. For example, a fragment on a four point question would be -two points. Five points will be deducted from the total score if the student did not write in cursive.
If the word is on the assignment and it is not copied correctly, one point per word is deducted from the total grade.
If a student fails to put their name on their paper, five points are deducted from the total grade..
Placement on honor lists is determined by quarterly grade point averages as listed on the report card.
Requirements are as follows.
Headmaster’s List: 96 average or above with no grade below 90 on the report card.
End-of-Year Headmaster’s List: 96 average or above with no grade below 90 and student must have been
named to the Headmaster’s List for EACH of the four quarters.
High Honor Roll: 90 average or above with no grade below 80 on the report card.
End-of-Year High Honor Roll: 90 average or above with no grade below 80 and student must have been
named to the Headmaster’s List and/or the High Honor Roll for EACH of
the four quarters.
Honor Roll: 87 average or above with no grade below 80 on the report card.
End-of-Year Honor Roll: 87 average or above with no grade below 80 and student must have been
named to the Headmaster’s List and/or the High Honor Roll and/or the
Honor Roll for EACH of the four quarters.
For Headmaster’s List, students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 must have an S in all classes, S in Conduct and an overall
S in Study/Work Habits to be eligible for Headmaster’s List.
For Honor Roll and High Honor Roll, students may have an S, W, or N in the following areas: Timed Tests,
Written Expression, Handwriting or Keyboarding. However, they must have an S in all other classes, in Conduct
and an overall S in Study/Work Habits.
A U in any area, for the quarter, disqualifies a student for Honors recognition