Alma & 标准的分级
Alma is an online program that 雷竞技登录 is using to record students progress within a standards-based grading system.
重要的是，对于任何程序, 我们力求对学生数据的隐私保持尽可能的自信. 当我们着眼于让家长访问自己学生信息的项目时, we will cease to use any program that we are not confident will have all reasonable precautions to protect that data. 请随意调查 the 阿尔玛的声明 并访问他们的网站: http://www.getalma.com.
We use Alma in two ways: the gradebook program that tracks students’ progress on supporting standards for the year; and the report card “learning report” program that tracks students progress at the end of each trimester on the larger power standards for the year.
One of the reasons we do not use the D11 grading system is so that we can have our own standards-based system that reflects students working at different grade levels of instruction than they might be enrolled, 比如一个“三年级”的学生在学习五级数学.
雷竞技登录’s report card is a “Learning Report” that identifies each student’s demonstrated work ethic at that level, 与他/她对标准的掌握程度无关. The work ethic level for each subject denotes whether the student has missing or incomplete assignments, 递交的工作是否有质量, 是否遵循了所分配期望的方向, etc. 每个学科的掌握水平如下:
- 2.0: the student can define the words but not necessarily apply the concept without major or frequent errors
- 4.0: the student can fully extend the application of the concept into new areas beyond what the class was presented
- 5.0: the student can substantially extend the concept and create new material with the concept that is significantly above the level of 3.0掌握本课程.
在基于标准的分级, 不使用百分比. 取而代之的是，学生的分数是根据每个标准进行跟踪的, progressing from the first time they encounter the material to the last time before the trimester grade report is created. 电力标准的分数应该随着时间的推移而增加. 学生们预计将达到至少3个.在年底达到0级精通. A percentage, commonly used in a traditional letter grade system, would hide that growth.
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雷竞技登录 uses multi-age divisions rather than separate grades for a variety of reasons. These divisions provide the opportunity for students to connect with peers of similar interests within a wider age range; they allow for year-two students in that division to demonstrate leadership skills; they take away the assumption that all students of a certain age need that age’s level of curriculum; and they provide the opportunity for students to work with the same homeroom teacher for two years.
通过给学生, 教师和家庭有机会在两年的时间里一起工作, students can set and continue specific goals for a longer period of time and it reduces the amount and depth of orientation that needs to occur in the fall as students can pick up right where they left off in June. Therefore, with the exception when a teacher changes a teaching position or there is a unique situation in which a better fit would occur for the next year, we keep year-one students together with the same homeroom teacher for year-two placement in that division.
When we are looking at classroom placements for students moving up to the next division, 我们会考虑很多因素. The process of assigning students to classes throughout the school is a complex one that begins with balancing student and program needs and maintaining appropriate class sizes. 老师们正准备让二年级的学生升入下一个部门, they work to establish goals that can be continued in the fall and to ensure that cumulative portfolios document the students’ progress over time. They hold discussions with the next division’s teachers and note particular strengths and areas of growth, 然后在秋季的学生辅导结束时，会有班级名单.
我们举行最初的家庭会议，以便讨论第一季度的目标, and we take information from those conferences into consideration as we work through Student Orientation. We hold Student Orientation during the first two weeks of classes so that we have the opportunity to get to know students and see the patterns that emerge as different groups of students work together. We intentionally work to acclimate new students to our unique school design and expectations, and we anticipate an adjustment for our new students throughout first quarter since for many of our new students, it is the first time to work in a classroom focused on gifted educational expectations and very high levels of critical thinking. 在定向阶段的初始投入时间, 尝试不同班级的学生组合, allows us to create homerooms that function very well together for the rest of the year.
Our goal is to arrange a placement for each child that can offer that child the greatest chance of success and support. 教师队伍要考虑多方面的因素, 包括但不限于以下内容, 排名不分先后:
当教师在最初的家庭会议上与家庭见面, they invite parents and students to share information that can be used for individual goal-setting. This information is taken into consideration as teachers work together as a division to group students. 会议时间的其他信息, 我们不会征求家庭对特定教师的个别要求. Attached is a sheet that families are welcome to send ahead of time or bring to this Initial Family Conference time.