Assessments and Grading

Grading System

Grades are based on individual participation, paired and group activities, homework, projects, skits and dialogues, and written quizzes.  Each will be assigned different point values that will be added and divided by the total amount of points possible. Please check Powerschool for regularly updated grade reports. Grades in Spanish will be determined by the following categories:

Homework             20%
Participation              20%
Quizzes                   25%
Tests and Projects    35%


Homework will be assigned several times each week, and should take no longer than 15 minutes.  Please copy the day’s assignment from the board into your planner or visit the homework calendar.  Homework must be completed on time.  I never accept LATE work.  If the assignment is more than half-done, you will receive partial credit.  If you lose a worksheet, have a friend email or text you a copy, and write it out in your notebook.  

Class Participation

Participation will be self-assessed every quarter.  Students are encouraged to participate actively and to remain on-task during pair activities.  Your preparation for class, participation in discussions and activities, and your tenacity to speak in Spanish will determine your weekly progress.