The Final Grade is made up of quiz grades, homework grades, journals, tests, projects, and performances.

Everything is averaged into a single letter grade (i.e. A,B,C,D,F,O).

Quizzes are out of 10 points. Every three quizzes equal a letter grade. For example, if a student received an 9, 10, and an 8 on three quizzes, that would equal 27 points. That in turn equals 90%. Therefore they would receive an A for those three quizzes.

Homework assignments are either given a check
plus, check, or check minus. A check plus = work turned in early or
extra effort, check = work turned in on time, check minus equals work
turned in late or little effort. A letter grade is given after 5
homework assignments. The grading process is involved, but if you
turn in all your homework on time you are quaranteed an *A* on
your homework.

Journals are graded strictly on word count.

A=150 words or more

B=120 words

C=90

D=60

Every five journals are averaged into a letter grade.

Tests are given a letter grade.

Major papers are given two letter grades.

In review:

3 quizzes = 1 letter grade

5 homeworks = 1 letter grade

5 journals = 1 letter grade

1 test = 1 letter grade

major paper = 2 letter grades

Finally, all letter grades are converted to numbers.

Every A in the grade book equals 5 points

Every B =4 points

Every C = 3 points

Every D = 2 points

Every F = 1 points

Incompletes, no names and zeros = o points

All the points are added up, and then divided by the number of grades.

Example:

Lets say Joe Student had twenty letter grades in the grade book.

All his grades add up to 80 points.

I would divide 80 by 20 which would give the number 4.

In order to receive an A, a student must have a 4.5 or above

B=3.5 or above

C=2.5 or above

D= 1.5 or above

F= 1.49 and below

Therefore, Joe Student would receive a "B" in the class.