Advanced Placement



Grading of any essays and written assignments will be done via reference to established rubrics. Tests will be administered on a regular basis and will measure your ability to recall and apply the information we have covered. 

 The breakdown of your term and final grades is as follows: 

Formative assessments are ongoing, frequent practice intended to be checkpoints that will be used to guide instruction. You should view these as foundation knowledge builders that will enable you to achieve and demonstrate mastery of content. As such, these assessments can be practiced until mastery is attained (see below). Formative assessments are planned in such a way as to guarantee completion and review PRIOR to the summative assessment. These assessments will be graded and evaluated, but the scores might not be included in the gradebook.  If there is a formative assessment that will be counted toward your grade I will tell about it before the actual assessment. This includes any research papers, essays or writing assignments. 

Summative assessments include chapter, quarterly and term multiple choice/essay format exams. These assessments are intended to determine your level of mastery of the content. 

There will be opportunities to improve your performance on any formative assessment. Prior to such “reassessment” the student will have to meet with the instructor to review any material that was not fully understood. The reassessment will be in a format different from the original assessment (for example, an essay instead of the original multiple choice quiz). The purpose of these reassessments is to give the student the chance to demonstrate understanding of the material – not necessarily to boost a grade. If the reassessment is a lower grade than the original grade, the original grade will stand and further review and reassessment will be required. Please note, there will be none of those accommodations made on a summative assessment. 

A comprehensive final exam in the format of an actual AP Macroeconomics Exam will be administered near the close of the semester.

You must complete all assignments.  Any late assignment will be marked NS (Not Submitted) in the grade book.  You will have 24 hours to hand in a late assignment without penalty. After 24 hours, the maximum grade you can earn on an assessment is 50%. Formative assessments should be completed prior to the summative assessment.  Failure to hand in an assignment will result in the semester grade being changed to anI (Incomplete). Please note that the Incomplete will revert to an irretrievableF one week after the close of the semester.

You are respoonsible for any missed material.  Makeup tests need to be completed on the day you return to school unless otherwise arranged with me.

Notebooks will be used on a daily basis. Your notebook is your source of information for this course, and your map for success!  If you are absent, you will be expected to consult another student, Blackboard, or to bring your map up to date.

You will be graded on the basis of your performance on quizzes, tests, homework assignments, simulations, and a final examination.  We will maintain a pace of roughly one chapter every week and a half in which you will be expected to complete the assigned problems and any other supplemental materials that are provided.  Tests will take place upon the completion of each chapter, and are designed to ensure that you have completed the assigned reading and understand the concepts.  It is imperative that you keep up with the readings.  There will be weekly quizzes, and a Final Exam at the end of the semester.

Your average is simply be the percentage derived from the points you have earned divided by the total points possible over the course of the mid-term and semester marking periods.

All of test and quiz scores will be reported to you, and therefore you are responsible for keeping track of your average in this course. You will be expected to have a complete written record of your grades based on returned tests and quizzes. It is inappropriate to use class time to discuss your average with me or your peers; please schedule an appointment with me or stop by during extra help to discuss your average with me in private.

Remember that you are not just responsible for keeping track of your grade in this course; you are responsible for your actual grade in this course.


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