Understanding Your Student's Choir Grade

  • When looking at your student's grades for choir, please refer to the AISD Fine Arts Grading Policy for more complete details. 

    In 6th grade choir, we do not grade on a 100 point scale.  Rather, we use a rubric to evaluate a student's growth and performance.  The above rubric aligns to our content areas more appropriately.

    This can be confusing because, depending on how you view the grades online, they may appear to be out of 100%.  However, we do not evaluate using a percentage-based mastery system.  Please look past the numbers to the letters from the rubric.  Unfortunately, I have no control over how the computer system requires me to input or display the numbers and letters. 

    To help ease your mind, I have compiled some highlights from the process below:

     

    E equals Exceptional. The Student consistently performs on an exceptional level, well above the standard set by the average student.

    • Demonstrates clear mastery of all objectives and materials on and frequently above grade level
    • Expands learning independently
    • Completes all assigned work with a high degree of accuracy, frequently exceeding original assignment.

    You may see 97 online, which is not an “A.”

     

    S+ equals Standard. Student performs to a high degree of the standard set by the average student.

    • Demonstrates mastery of objectives and materials on and occasionally above grade level
    • Expands learning with little intervention from teacher
    • Completes all assigned work with moderately high degree of accuracy, occasionally exceeding original assignment

    You may see 92 online, which is not an “A.”

     

    S equals Standard. Student performs to a norm set by the average student.

    • Demonstrates understanding of objectives and materials
    • Expands learning with guidance from teacher
    • Completes all assigned work with moderate degree of accuracy

    You may see an 87 online, which is not a “B.”

     

    S- equals Standard. Student performs to a low degree of the standard set by the average student.

    • Demonstrates understanding of objectives and materials
    • Expands learning with guidance from teacher
    • Completes most assigned work with moderate degree of accuracy

    You may see an 80 online, which is not a “B.”