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As we get back into a new week, here is 1 reminder & and 1 update.
8th Grade - 80% Summative/20% Formative
7th Grade - 70% Summative/30% Formative
6th Grade - 60% Summative/40% Formative
The grades you enter into your gradebook should reflect one of two categories - either formative or summative. Formative should be all of your homework, quizzes, classwork, and any assessments FOR learning - everything that drives your instruction. Summative, on the other hand, is everything that can be considered an assessment OF learning - a final evaluation of what the student learned.
Additionally, we do offer re-takes here at RBMS. This has been an ongoing discussion, and I offer here a few general rules of thumb: 1.) Re-takes are offered on assessments either formative or summative; 2.) New score replaces the old score; 3.) Students must complete a Re-Take Contract (created by teams); 4.) Students should arrange to complete a re-take no later than two weeks after the original assessment. TIP: Consider offering re-takes ONLY for scores under an 80% B.
UPDATE: Certified Teacher Evaluation Cycle
This week, you should begin receiving invitations from your administrator to sit down and set up your first cycle of observations, including the initial check-in for your SLO goal. SLO goals for certified teachers are to be submitted no later than October 7th (with the exception of Encore/PE teachers, for whom admin will be sitting down and going over with as well).
A Look at the Week
XC Meet @ Parkland
D47 Board Meeting @ RBMS - 7:00pm
Volleyball Match @ Northwood
RBMS PTO Meeting - 7:00pm (ANY & ALL TEACHERS INVITED!)
XC Meet @ Heineman
Kids Deserve It Book Chat (Ch. 3 & 4)- 6:50am and 2:20pm, Tchr's Lounge
Volleyball - Home vs. HBMS
7 Bruins to Three Oaks
7 Hawkeyes to Stream
PST - All Day
ILMEA Concert & Jazz Bands - Mendota, IL
City League Volleyball @ RBMS
September 28 - Early Release Day (School Improvement/PBIS Focus)
September 30 - September All-School Assembly; 1:00pm