CCISD Grading Policy Reminders
for NPE Teachers

Clear Creek ISD Revised July 2014

Feedback on assignments:  
Should be graded and returned weekly (can be returned in Tuesday folders)

Daily work and quizzes should be returned within two to four scheduled class days. All tests will be reviewed in class or copy of the test shall be returned to the students. District-Developed assessments (benchmarks) will be reviewed in class, but shall not be returned. Parents may request a review of the assessment. Major projects and assessments with written compositions should be reviewed and returned on a timely basis (within one week if feasible). This will allow the student to identify any areas of weakness and arrange for tutorials or extra study sessions.

Required Tutorials:

Teachers must offer at least 2 tutorial sessions per week for the purpose of providing assistance to students. This includes students who are not mastering the state-mandated TEKS.  

The teacher will keep a log of students attending tutorials.

Benchmark scores will be recorded as a daily grade at elementary level.

Homework:  
Not to Exceed...

Kindergarten - 15 Minutes
Grade 1 - 20 Minutes
Grade 2 - 20 Minutes
Grade 3 - 30 Minutes
Grade 4 - 40 Minutes
Grade 5 - 40 Minutes

Grades K-1:  Homework Guidelines

1. Homework should be a review or reinforcement of skills already covered in the classroom. It should not be new information for the student.

2. Each student is expected to read, or be read to, 15 minutes each school night in addition to assigned homework.

3. Homework is not counted as a class grade.

Grades 2-5 :  Homework Guidelines

1. Grades reported as homework grades are constituted of work assigned to be completed at home.

2. Homework should be a review or reinforcement of skills already covered in the classroom. It should not be new information for the student.

3. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments.

4. Each student is expected to read, or be read to, at least 20 minutes each school night in addition to assigned homework.

5. The total homework should never exceed one hour.

6. If two or more teachers are working with a student, the homework should be coordinated to adhere to the one-hour time frame limit.

Teachers at all grade levels shall inform parents when a student’s academic progress becomes unsatisfactory.

Maximum Weight of a Grade:

No single assignment/assessment grade may count more than 20% of the total average.

Minimum Number of Grades:

A minimum of nine grades should be given during each nine week grading period.

Assignment Format:

Teachers may deduct no more than 2 points on an assignment for an incomplete heading.

Final Grade Reported:

When reporting and recording any failing grade below a 50 for the final grade on the Grade 2-5 Report Card, teachers must provide documentation of the required actions taken utilizing the “Student Summary and Progress Supporting Final Grades Below a ‘50’ Form”. This form is placed in the student’s cumulative file by the campus administrator.

Reteach and Reassess for Mastery of TEKS:

1.  Teachers will monitor and identify students who need re-teaching.

2. Teachers will provide re-teaching as necessary.

3. Students will be reevaluated after re-teaching has occurred. Reevaluation may include, but is not limited to, oral examination, special assignments or a formal test.

4. A grade of 70 shall be the highest grade recorded on reevaluation to designate the student’s mastery of the TEKS. Example: If the reassessment grade is 95 out of 100, a grade of 70 would be recorded. If the first assessment and the reassessment are both below 70, the higher of the two grades will be recorded.

Questions...
read...
the CCISD Instructional Grading Procedures.