Foreign Language/Spanish @ SPHS
Speaking a foreign language is one of the most marketable skills you can have as you embark in any career. You will instantly jump to those among the top of the applicant list. "Roughly 53 million people, 41 million native Spanish speakers, and approximately 11.6 million bilingual Spanish Speakers live in the United States. There are more people speaking Spanish in the U.S. than Spain (47 million speakers) and Colombia (48 million speakers)"
The grading policy is how students are graded based on the weight of different types of work that students do in their classrooms. All teachers use the grading policies listed. The word "assessment" can be quizzes, tests/exams, essays or any major work that teacher’s use to test student learning.
Daily/Weekly Assignments: 35%
Any work that tests student understanding within a unit of study, or on a daily/weekly basis:
- Do Nows/ Warm-Ups
- Exit Slips
- Performances of Understanding (classwork)
Summative Assessments: 35%
Any work that tests student understanding at the end of learning. These require students to apply skills and content acquired over time. A minimum of 2 per marking period:
- Unit Exams
- Performance Tasks
- Research Papers
This area takes into tests student performance in non-academic areas. Grades issued based on marking period data.
- Attendance (90% + in the individual class)
- Timeliness (On-time 90 %+)
- Behavior (no more than 3 demerits in a marking period)
- Organization (maintains notes)
- Respect for property (handles school property with care)
- Class participation (Contributes to class and small-group discussion)
Student Self-Assessments: 10%
This area tests students’ effort to improve themselves. There will be a minimum of two opportunities for reflection and/or revision.
- End of unit reflections
- Test or paper revisions