Biology Grade Journal: Semester 1

UNIT SEMESTER STANDARDS

Three units to assess the following three standards.

Standards

Structures & Processes

Ecosystems & Relationships

Inheritance & Evolution

Units

Rise of the Superbugs

Cancer

Feeding the World

Got Tuna?

Fish Homeostasis

Overall Proficiency

INQUIRY SEMESTER STANDARDS

Two student-designed inquiry investigations will be given to assess the following standards.

Inquiry Standards

Quarter 1 Attempt

Quarter 2 Attempt

Overall Proficiency

Inquiry 1:  
Planning & Evaluation

 

 

 

Inquiry 2:
Data Analysis & Tech

 

 

 

SCIENCE SKILLS SEMESTER STANDARDS

Updates to this grade will be shown in synergy at each progress report.

Science Skills

Q1
Average

Q2

Average

Overall Proficiency

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

A

B

C

D

F

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.