Proficiency Based Learning Evergreen Junior High school uses proficiency based learning as the tool for grading student knowledge. Students will be assessed on common core objectives and given a 1-4 reflecting their level of mastery. These scores indicate the areas in which a student is proficient as well as areas that may need to improve. Students are able to retake assessments in order to show mastery on a given standard. If you would like to learn more about proficiency based learning, check out the video at the bottom of this page.
1= Below Proficient (More help and support is needed from the teacher) 2= Approaching Proficient (Student is getting close to fully understanding the standard being taught) 3= Proficient (Student meets the expectations outlined by the standard) 4= Highly Proficient (Student has a deep understanding of the standard being taught and is able to demonstrate that knowledge in a number of different ways)
Tips for Improving your Grades
1. Submit Assignments On Time Submitting assignments on time is the most effective way to improve your grades. Teachers are able to grade the assignment in a timely manner and enter it in Gradebook. If you turn an assignment in late, your grade will not reflect the submission of that late assignment until later.
2. Pay Attention In Class Paying attention in class will improve your assignment and assessment scores. Take notes to stay focused in class and keep track of upcoming due dates.
3. Study Studying for assessments is a must in junior high. Being prepared for tests can help prevent test anxiety and improve your scores. Find a study buddy! Create flash cards to remember important vocabulary. Use quizlet.com to help you study. Review your notes. Find a study style that works for you and don't procrastinate. Allow yourself plenty of time to prepare before an upcoming test.
4. Use Eagle Time Wisely Eagle Time occurs during advisory on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During this time students can go to any class to receive extra help, retake assessments, work on projects, etc. This is a great way for students to improve their grades!
5. Talk To Your Teacher Always talk to your teacher when you have a problem with your grade or you wish to learn how to improve. Please do not ask your teachers at the end of the quarter. The last week of the quarter will not give you enough time to improve your grade. Make sure you are tracking your grades and speak up as soon a you notice a problem or wish to retake an assessment. Dealing with it in a timely manner is best, because the information is still fresh in your brain.
6. Use the Portal to Check your Grades Use your Granite School District Portal to check your grades weekly. Click on the standards tab to see all of your standards from each class. This will show you the standards you are passing and those you need to improve upon. During advisory on Monday, check your grades and make a plan for Eagle Time. Pick the classes that you need extra help in. Here is the Portal's website: portal.graniteschools.org
7. Get a Tutor Salt Lake County Library has many helpful resources and even has live tutoring available. Check out their many resources here.