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    English 9 General Course Rubric

    Maturity and grit have a profound impact on academic performance and, thus, grades. We will be teaching for and expecting maturity and grit.

     

    A:  The A student consistently delivers the finest quality grade-level product. More than any other grade, the A is based on product quality, not just effort, which is always a factor, but only consistent, top-level work (quality and quantity) earns an A.

    To earn an A, the student:

    • Demonstrates unwavering consistency in the completion of homework and contributes to classroom discussions consistently and intelligently.
    • Demonstrates profound competency in reading as demonstrated by activities, discussions, quizzes, tests, and projects.
    • Demonstrates profound competency in writing by crafting papers that use the writing process and demonstrate the highest levels of word choice, sentence construction (phrase and clauses), organization and form.  At the sentence and form level these papers are both clear and concise, both thorough and well-developed.  These papers have few editing errors.
    • Fulfills the requirements of a student performing at the Advanced Level on the Ohio Department of Education Performance Rubric, demonstrating a distinguished command of Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts.

     

    B:  The B student consistently delivers a high-quality, grade-level product.  And while only high-quality, grade-level work earns a B, at this level, how hard a student works, how much he/she perseveres, and how diligent he/she is can affect the evaluation.

    To earn a B, the student:

    • Consistently turns in homework and contributes to classroom discussions.
    • Demonstrates competency in reading as demonstrated by activities, discussions, quizzes, tests, and projects.
    • Demonstrates competency in writing by crafting papers that use the writing process and demonstrate the strong levels of word choice, sentence construction (phrase and clauses), organization and form.  At the sentence and form level these papers are logical and developed.  These papers may have a few editing errors.
    • Fulfills the requirements of a student performing at the Accelerated Level on the Ohio Department of Education Performance Rubric, demonstrating a strong command of Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts.

     

    C:  The C student delivers an acceptable grade-level product. But while only acceptable grade-level work earns a C, at this level, how hard a student works, how much he/she perseveres, and how diligent he/she is can affect the evaluation. 

    To earn a C, the student:

    • Completes homework and contributes to classroom discussions.
    • Demonstrates basic competency in reading as demonstrated by activities, discussions, quizzes, tests, and projects.
    • Demonstrates basic competency in writing by crafting papers that may struggle a bit with clarity and organization, but they are basically sound. A clear thesis is evident; the body of the paper supports the thesis, and the reader quits the paper with an understating of the writer’s point.  These papers may have a number of clarity or editing issues.
    • Fulfills the requirements of a student performing at the Proficient Level on the Ohio Department of Education Performance Rubric, demonstrating an appropriate command of Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts.

     

    D:  The D student is rare, but he/she has not met the above criteria of the C student. This student is performing at the Basic Level on the Ohio Department of Education Performance Rubric, demonstrating a partial command of Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts.

     

    F:  The F student is very rare. If you are in danger of failing, we’ll talk about it, but no one who is completing all work and who is working to his/her ability will fail. The F student has not demonstrated that he/she is ready, either in terms of work quality, work ethic, or preparedness, to move on to the next level. This student is performing at the Limited Level on the Ohio Department of Education Performance Rubric, demonstrating a minimal of Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts. Please, let’s have no F’s. 

     
     
    Click here to view the Ohio Department of Eduction English Language Arts Performance Level Descriptors referenced above: ODE ELA Rubric