What to do about poor grades?

  • WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN POOR GRADES ARE EARNED?


     


    FIRST

    Gain access to genesis (our online grading system) by emailing Ms. Burkhardt at mburkhardt@mv.org and request parent access. Check this site once or twice a week for updates in grades.

     


    PROBLEM

    SOLUTION

    Receiving zeros or ½ on classwork/ homework paper assignments.




    Check the following link daily:

    /webpages/7thgradeteam/homework.cfm

    --Require your student to bring home assignments, and keep his/her binder organized

    --All work must be shown for math problems to receive any credit, showing answers only will result in a zero



    Receiving Poor STUDY ISLAND Scores (out of 10 points)


    --All MATH Blue Ribbons are due by Monday each week, and therefore should be complete by Sunday night.

    --Pick a time during the weekend to log-in with your student: www.studyisland.com and make sure they are complete.  Please utilize the public library if you need internet access.

    --ALL students know their log-in information but if a parent would like their student’s username and password, please email mriley@mv.org

    --If a student has attempted a subject (completed 10 to 20 problems with true effort) and is still struggling.  They should access the lesson and flash cards on Study Island.  If they still struggle, they should come after school for help.

    --If a student misses a deadline, they can still complete the assignment late for 2 points off, and they must message me on Study Island with the topic they completed late.

    --No topic will be “reset”, cleared of previous scores without a student earning a white ribbon first.  White Ribbons are easier versions of the same topic.



    Receiving Poor QUIZ scores


    --Students should be aware of the posted quiz dates on the boards in the classroom and/or posted on the homework website.  Students should study and prepare for several days leading up to the quiz. www.khanacademy.org is one of may resources that students can use in order to review and practice for math and science.

    FYI: THE FOLLOWING POLICY IS CHANGING, MOST CLASSES WILL NO LONGER ALLOW QUIZ CORRECTIONS DUE TO STUDENTS LACK OF QUIZ PREPRATION:

    --Students have the opportunity to do quiz corrections, which can be done on their own, with parents, or with Mrs. Riley after school.

    --Quiz corrections must be done according to the guidelines, you can find the requirements on the back of page 7 in your students binder, it is a gold paper.  The guidelines are also avaliable in an attached document at the bottom of this webpage.



    Projects


    --Projects are often worked on in class but deadlines are posted on the homework link above. 

    --Students can hand in projects late but points will be taken off and if it is excessively late, ½ credit may be the best possible score offered. 

     

    If you are trying the strategies listed above and feel that your student is still struggling, please email his/her teacher, and ask for specific strategies, and/or regular after-school help.

     

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS!  IT TAKES A TEAM TO EDUCATE OUR YOUTH PROPERLY!


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