HOMEWORK - Homework will be assigned daily in class and will be checked the following day at the beginning of class. Homework should be completed in pencil, and with all work shown. Every student starts with 100 points and loses 4 points for each assignment not in class the day it is due. If absent from school, the assignment will be checked the day the student returns to class. There will be about 25 homework assignments each quarter that are checked. Homework will account for 20% of your quarter grade. Daily homework assignments can be found at: https://www.whiteplainspublicschools.org School: Highlands Staff: Mrs. O’Sullivan
TESTS - Students will be given a test at the end of every unit. They will be aware of when these tests are scheduled. Each test will be worth 100 points. If the student misses a test for any reason they must see Mrs. O’Sullivan to schedule a time for the test to be made up. There are about 3 tests each marking period. Tests will account for 40% of your quarter grade.
QUIZZES - A pop quiz will be given at least once a week and will contain mostly homework questions. Any student who misses a quiz has one week to make it up before it counts as a zero. There will be about 5 to 10 quizzes each quarter. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped. Quizzes will account for 25% of your quarter grade.
Problems of the Week- POW’s - There will be assessment problems given throughout the each quarter. Each question will be graded as it is graded on the actual 8th grade assessment test. There will be about 6 POW’s a quarter. The lowest POW will be dropped. These questions will account for 15% of your quarter grade.