Gifted Education Grading PolicyThe elementary gifted resource program is an academic program. The curriculum both extends and enriches the standards of the general education curriculum. Each GT student will receive a numeric grade on his/her regular school report card. Students who have less than an 80 average at the end of a semester in GT, or an area in which they are served for GT, will be placed on probation in accordance with the probation policy. Parents will have access to student GT grades through the Parent Portal. Student grades from their regular classroom subjects are monitored by Mrs. McGee.
A positive grading policy will be utilized in our GT classroom. This will help motivate students to take seriously the work in the GT program and allow them to be willing to attempt challenging assignments. The grades the GT students make will be a fair reflection of student performance in class.
Assignment TypesClass Work- daily assignments which may include daily problem solving, individual unit assignments, logic reasoning assignments, current event assignments, PETS curriculum, chess reviews, foreign language assignments, etc.
Projects- Students will have various projects to complete during the year in GT. They are also required to complete the contracts given each marking period by their ELA and Math teachers. Major projects can count as much as three grades during the nine weeks. An incomplete project would result in an unsatisfactory grade.Participation- class discussions, group work, AR, etc. Participation will count as a grade and therefore it is very important that the student contributes to the class discussions, carries his fair share of the load in group work, and completes reading requirements. GT students have an AR goal of at least 25 points each marking period. Please encourage your GT student to read for AR daily.
Continuation in the Gifted ProgramStudents must maintain at least an average of 80 in all subjects in which they are served through gifted education. This could be ELA/Reading, Math, and/or GT classes, depending on the areas in which the student has qualified. If a student does not maintain an 80 average in any of these areas, he/she will be put on probation for a marking period. If the average is not brought up to at least an 80 for the next marking period, the student will no longer be eligible to receive gifted services.