Our district uses two types of assessments: Formative ( previously minor and intermediate grades) and Summative ( previously major grades). Formative grades help teachers determine what the students have learned and in what areas the students need more instruction. Summative assessments determine students' mastery in subjects at the of a unit or 9 weeks.
A focus on student learning means sometimes re-teaching and retesting are necessary. On formative assessments, students scoring above 70 may be retaught and retested one time. Students scoring below 70 must be retaught and retested one time. Students will be allowed one retake certain Summative tests, excluding benchmarks, district tests,and writing prompts.