• General Rubric for Mr. Keller’s Class

    Maturity and grit have a profound impact on performance and thus grades.

    I 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 must:

    • Demonstrate unwavering consistency in the completion of homework.
    • Contribute to classroom discussions consistently and intelligently.
    • Demonstrate profound competency in reading as demonstrated by worksheets, discussions, quizzes, tests, and projects.
    • Demonstrate 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.
    • Earn above a ninety percent on objective evaluations.

     

    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 must:

    • Consistently turn in homework.
    • Contribute to classroom discussions.
    • Demonstrate competency in reading as demonstrated by worksheets, discussions, quizzes, tests, and projects.
    • Demonstrate 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.
    • Earn above an eighty percent on objective evaluations.

    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 must:

    • Complete homework.
    • Contribute to classroom discussions.
    • Demonstrate basic competency in reading as demonstrated by worksheets, discussions, quizzes, tests, and projects.
    • Demonstrate 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.
    • Earn above a seventy percent on objective evaluations.

    D:  The D student is rare, but he/she has failed in some capacity to meet the goals of the C student.  A grade of D generally signifies that there is some lack of dedication, some distraction, or some other issue that is interfering with a quality performance. Please, let’s have no D’s.

    F:  The F student is very rare.  If you are one, we’ll talk about it, but no one who is completing all his work and who is working to his ability will fail.  The F student has not demonstrated that he/she is ready, either in terms of work quality, work ethic, or intellectual preparedness to move on to the next level.  Please, let’s have no F’s.