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World Languages

GRADING AND TESTING POLICY
 
All World Language Department classes adhere to The National Common Core Standards, ACTFL World-Readiness for Learning Language Standards, and Advanced Placement Examination in Language and/or Literature Standards. While we strive for consistency in evaluating student performance, our policy must have the flexibility to address the range of languages and levels we offer. The department cannot apply one universal policy so therefore we have modified its range for each language component.
 
Accordingly, we have established the following guidelines for the first three levels of language (they may be modified for the Advanced Placement courses). Students must be advised of these guidelines at the very beginning of each term; they will be reviewed and re-evaluated at the end of each school year.
 
 
First Three Years of Study:
I. The grade given for the marking period or the term shall be determined as follows: class participation, 15%; homework, 15%; written work, (exams, quizzes), 50%; oral performance, 20%.
    
II. Students will take a minimum of two (2) assessments in the second and third marking periods. (Given the time restrictions, students’ first marking period grades will be based on an assessment, an oral grade, and homework).
 
Final examinations will consist of a full period test and a written assignment that should be given separately. Each will count as a single grade and will be averaged in the final grade.
 
At the completion of Levels One, Two and Three, the student will take the LOTE
(Languages Other Than English Examination) to fulfill the state requirement and earn an Advanced Regents diploma.

Level IV Courses:
I. The grading policy for upper-level courses are as follows: class participation, 25%; homework, 20%; written and oral work, 55%. assessments

II. Students will take a minimum of two (2) full-period tests in the second and third marking periods. (Given the time restrictions, students’ first marking period grades will be based on a full period test, an oral grade and homework).