It’s a point system that uses three categories:
Category #1: Formative Assessment: Students learn how to do stuff: 15% of total grade.
Category #2: Summative Assessment: Students demonstrate what they have learned: 70% of total grade
Category #3: Participation: Students contribute to the larger class conversation with sincere energy and effort: 15% of total grade.
I do not round up or round down.
I reserve the right to drop assignments or multiply the weight of any assignment for any reason.
Late work automatically loses two grades. Late work must be turned in within grading cycle (4.5 weeks) or it will not be accepted.
Extra-credit is graded on a class curve. The student who earns the most extra credit in the class receives a 6% bonus to their grade. All other students receive a percentage of that student’s bonus based on their earned Extra-credit. For example, if Student A earns the most EC in the class, say 100 points, he receives a 6% bonus to her grade. If Student B then earns 50 points, she will earn a 3% bonus. Student C earns 25 points, she receives a 1.5% bonus…etc. Students have limitless opportunities to earn EC and track their own progress using an Extra-Credit log. Incomplete logs (without descriptions, dates and point totals) receive zero credit.