I use a mostly “standards-based” grading system. Students will have multiple opportunities to show that they understand a concept. My goal is for all students to eventually show a deep understanding of all the 6th grade learning goals.

  • A (4) = Student shows complex, sophisticated understanding of concept, and can apply it to new situations
  • B-C (3) = Student shows clear understanding of concept
  • C-D (2) = Student shows a partial understanding of concept
  • D-F (1) = Student is struggling to show understanding of concept


I don’t offer extra credit, but I will gladly offer multiple opportunities to practice, to learn, and to demonstrate understanding.


Late Work: It is important that students learn the habit of meeting deadlines. I ask that all students do their best to get work handed in on time, but I will accept work through the end of the unit.