Grading

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Standards Based Grading and Choir
 
Each student progresses on one of the three maps below based on their year in choir.  As students complete SmartMusic assignments, they progress through the map showing their understanding.
As students progress down the path, they are showing more understanding in the assessed standards.  For example, a first year student in Level 1 is showing a beginning understanding of the standard.  A student in Level 5 in year one is showing a proficient understanding in the standard.
 
In class we will move in this progression of material:
  Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
2nd Period Level 1 and 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
4th Period Level 5 Level 6 and 7 Level 8-10 Level 10 and 11
6th Period Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 and 8 Level 9 and 10
7th Period Level 1 and 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
 
3rd Year Choir Students will also be given supplementary material that cover these levels:
  Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
2nd Period Review Level 11 Level 12-13 Level 14-15
4th Period Review Level 11 Level 12-13 Level 14-16
6th Period Review Level 11 Level 12-13 Level 14-15
How Students Progress
 
Each standard has two sets of assignments at each level.  An introduction assignment and a pass off assignment.  In order to move on the next level, students must complete the pass off assignment with a 70% or higher.  If they don't, it will be reassigned with comments from me on what to work on.  Students can see these comments and their current score on their SmartMusic gradebook.  If a standard is showing as NE in the gradebook, that means the student has not yet attempted any of the smartmusic assignments.
 
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Otus Gradebook
 
In OTUS, you will see an assignment marked as Essential Standards Progress .  This shows what level the student is currently on in the proficiency of that standard.  The highest level achieved is what you will see. See the chart below:
 
  YEAR ONE YEAR TWO YEAR THREE
No Evidence No Attempts No Attempts No Attempts
1 - Beginning Understanding Level 1 - 2 Level 6 - 7 Level 11 - 12
2 - Approaching Proficiency Level 3 - 4 Level 8 - 9 Level 13 - 14
3 - Proficient (Grade Level) Level 5 Level 10 Level 15
4 - Above Grade Level Level 6 Level 11 Level 16