Student Homework & Grading Information
In the upcoming school year all Cooper Elementary School faculty will again be utilizing ParentSquare for a variety of student engagement activities, as a parent communication tool and an educational technology focal point of their instructional program.
The Administration will be conducting several parent workshops over the course of the first nine weeks of school to prepare parents for the experience, during and after school. Our goal is to facilitate student learning in a medium that students appreciate, understand and need for future success in the 21st Century job market.
Student Agenda Books
Every student is given an agenda book at the beginning of the school year. These required books are used to record assignments and write notes from the teacher to parents/guardians and vice versa. If the agenda book is lost, a replacement must be purchased ($6.00) from the office.
All students should be given homework. Homework is considered to be important in the learning process. It is a natural link between the school and home. Correctly monitored, homework gives students the opportunity to learn how to work independently and how to be accountable. Homework also provides the teacher another option to individualize instruction to the needs of assignments. No homework assignments are to be the initial introduction for the skill. Individual abilities and home backgrounds must be considered when assigning homework. Students should be given many opportunities to practice and successfully master a skill before an assignment is graded.
Reporting Student Progress
Reporting for Students in Pre-K: Report cards for students in Pre-K will be completed and issued once every nine weeks. Achievement will be denoted by symbols. The Pre-K report card contains specific learner behaviors and address specific academic areas with developmental codes.
Reporting for Grades K and 1: Report cards for grades K and 1 will be completed and issued once every nine weeks. Achievement will be denoted by letter symbols. Report cards address specific academic progress and student conduct.
O – Outstanding (demonstrates consistent use and application of required strategies/skills/effort at least 90% of the time)
S – Satisfactory (demonstrates consistent use and application of required strategies/skills/effort at least 80% of the time)
N – Needs Improvement (demonstrates consistent use and application of required strategies/skills/effort at least 70% of the time)
U – Unsatisfactory (demonstrates consistent use and application of required strategies/skills/effort less than 70% of the time)
Reporting for Grades 2-5: Report cards for grades 2-5 will be completed and issued once every nine weeks. Achievement will be denoted by letter grades. Report cards address specific academic progress, effort, conduct, and contain space for comments.
Core Content Grades Resource/Effort Grades (same as K & 1)
A 93 - 100
A- 90 - 92
B+ 87 - 89
B 83 - 86
B- 80 - 82
C+ 77 - 79
C 73 - 76
C- 70 - 72
D 64 - 69
F Below 64