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Homework/Grading Policy 


Sand Ridge Elementary
  5th Grade
Homework & Grading Policies

Homework Policy

Students will be assigned homework Monday – Thursday of each week.  It will consist of reading, word study, and/or math related activities.  Science and social studies projects may be assigned periodically throughout the quarter.   

Homework, in general, should take no more than 40-50 minutes to complete.   Regular homework is intended to be done independently by the student.    Projects may require some parent guidance.

Your student will use the agenda in his/her binder to record assignments.  

*Regular homework is not graded.  However, students will be held responsible for any missing work.  Projects will be graded.*


Graded Work Policy

All grades are   equally weighted. Students are always expected to perform their best during   school. Students will be assessed on a daily basis in a variety of capacities. This will include, but is not limited to, tests, quizzes, projects, and frequent checks for understanding. There are three primary forms of assessment we will be using:

1) Formative –   Not counted towards quarter grades, but used to check for understanding on a   daily basis.

2) Summative –   Graded and counted towards final quarter grades. This includes tests, quizzes, projects, and worksheets.

3) Diagnostic –   Not graded, but used to assess students’ initial knowledge of concepts and   guide further instruction.



Onslow County Grading Scale


A=Excellent (90-100)                B=Above Average (80-89)     C=Average (70-79)


D=Below Average (60-69)      F=Unsatisfactory (below 59)


Report cards are issued each 9-week grading period.  Progress reports are sent home in the middle of each nine week period.




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