Biology Grade Journal: Semester 1
UNIT SEMESTER STANDARDS
Three units to assess the following three standards.
Structures & Processes
Rise of the Superbugs
Feeding the World
INQUIRY SEMESTER STANDARDS
Two student-designed inquiry investigations will be given to assess the following standards.
Quarter 1 Attempt
Quarter 2 Attempt
SCIENCE SKILLS SEMESTER STANDARDS
Updates to this grade will be shown in synergy at each progress report.
Personal organization, time management & teamwork
(Students can only MEET this standard)
SEMESTER GRADE CALCULATION
Student’s overall score will reflect his or her growth as assessed from the seven above standards (4 Unit, 2 Inquiry & 1 Life Skills).
For every standard, students will receive at least two opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of that particular standard. If the student improves on the second attempt (assessment) of the standard, the overall score will become whatever is earned on that second attempt. However, if the standard goes down, the student will earn an average or the score demonstrated twice. For example, a student earning an Exceeds on the first attempt and a Meets on the second attempt would earn a Meets, as that is the proficiency level demonstrated twice. If a student earns an Exceeds on the first attempt and a Nearly Meets on the second, the two scores will average and the student would earn an overall proficiency of Meets for that standard.
Final Grade Determination
Overall proficiency of Exceeds in at least 3 of 6 standards (unit & inquiry) with no nearly meets or beginnings
Overall proficiency of Meets in at least five standards, no Beginnings
Overall proficiency of Meets in at least three standards, no Beginnings
No more than 3 Beginnings
4 or more Beginnings
Insufficient Evidence: Standards not attempted.