Thompson School District Information on Standards Based Grading
The Grades entered in Infinite Campus will be divided into one of three categories also known as "buckets". These three categories are: 1.Patterns, Systems, and Scale 2. Causality 3. Energy
While most topics in science can fit into multiple buckets, it is important that the teacher divide all points up evenly between these three buckets if they want all points to have the same weight. Now the confusing part. Inside each of these buckets are the graduation competencies. There are a total of eight graduation competencies in science and each one of these competencies "fits" under one of the three buckets. Below is an outline of each bucket and the graduation competencies contained under that bucket. If you click on the specific graduation competency, it will take you to the page with the details and scoring criteria performance indicators for that competency.
Graduation Competency #1 Nature of Science
Graduation Competency #2 Patterns
Graduation Competency #4 Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Graduation Competency #5 Systems and System Models
Graduation Competency #3 Cause and Effect
Graduation Competency #7 Structure & Function
Graduation Competency #8 Stability and Change in Systems
Graduation Competency #6 Energy and Matter Systems
The Grades entered into these three Category Buckets will make up 90% of a student's total grade. The other 10% will come from their Work Habits. The Work Habits scoring criteria is based on four different Graduation Competencies. The link below will give you more information on these work habit competencies.
The point distribution for the 2017 / 18 school year in Mr. Kindt's Pre AP Geophysical Science class is as follows.
1st Semester Point Distribution 2nd Semester Point Distribution
Three grading “Buckets”
Patterns Systems & Scale 470 points Patterns System & Scale 470 points
Causality 470 points Causality 470 points
Energy 470 points Energy 470 points
1410 points + 10% grade on work habits = 141 points 1410 points + 10% grade for work habits = 141 points
Total points first semester 1551 points Total points second semester 1551 points
The link below contains detailed information for each assignement.
Pre-AP Geophysical Science Assignments & Competency
Competency Rubric Generator