Mr. Gutierrez's Science Class
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Science is a hands-on, collaborative, human experience and we can best learn science by doing real science together. Therefore, we will use the process of science to learn all about the Earth: Earth’s processes, Water, Energy, and Matter.
Student assessments will be in the form of exit slips, projects, labs, presentations, essays, Computer based tests and summative assessments based on MYP objectives.
This course assesses on 4 objectives. The objectives are Knowledge and understanding, Inquiring and designing, Processing and evaluating, and Reflecting on the impacts of science. The rubric achievement levels are 1-8. I will grade all summative assessments with rubrics. In all courses, the higher the rubric score on a summative assessment, the better the student’s demonstration of knowledge. At the end of the semester and year, I will issue a Final MYP Mark. I will determine the MYP Final Mark by the knowledge the student demonstrates throughout the semester and year in each objective. As your teacher, I will consider summative assessments, formative assessments, observations, and student circumstances when giving an MYP Final Mark. To determine the MYP Final Mark, I add the trend score in each of my content area’s objective. I then give an MYP Final Mark based on a 1 through 7 scale provided by The International Baccalaureate. Again, the higher the 1-7 score, the better the mark.
Missing assignments for a student that has not completed any work, has not turned in a project, or has not attempted an assessment will become part of the overall demonstration of knowledge that I will consider for an MYP Final Mark. Every student has the right to take a summative assessment once. However, re-takes/re-dos will not be permitted until all classwork has been completed and a study session attended. I will evaluate exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Students who complete 95% of classwork will be allowed to re-take/re-do assessments provided that the student attends a help/study session with the teacher. The study session requirements will be an agreement between the teacher and the student. Re-takes/re-dos of assessments must be completed by the end of the next unit. In addition, all make-up work must be completed by the end of the next unit. Students will always receive the highest grade they achieve on a test.
Study sessions will be every Monday between 10:52 am to 11:26 am.