Hosford Grading Practices
Hosford grades using proficiency marks to reflect students' skills and content mastery.
HP = highly proficient
PR = proficient
CP = close to proficient (not a satisfactory grade)
DP = developing proficiency
Dear Hosford Families:
At Hosford, we know that learners progress at different rates, and we believe it is important to recognize both academic excellence, and progress towards academic excellence. This year, students are recognized quarterly for their grades (Highly Proficient and Proficient) as well as their effort (the Student Responsibilities comments that you will see on report cards.). Students can receive commendation in either or both of these categories.
The Hosford Learning award is given to students who earn all HPs and PRs (no CPs or DPs) on their report cards. The Hosford Commitment award will be given to students who have all "Consistently manages responsibilities" and "Often manages reponsibilities" (no "sometimes" or "rarely"). In the comment section of their report cards. The Hosford Friendship award is open for student nomination. Do you know of a peer who consistently goes above and beyond our school value of Friendship? Nominate them by ballot in the main office. We will also be recognizing students for outstanding attendance.
More info about effort comments follows below:
We use effort comments to reflect the work habits and level of responsibility students are demonstrating in the classroom. These are linked to a rubric that teachers have discussed with students, and which is posted in classrooms. Students are assessed from 1-4 (1 = rarely, 2 = sometimes, 3 = often, 4 = consistently) on the skills of following directions using class time effectively and asking questions to learn attempting best quality on all assignments, projects, and activities turning in completed work on time.
Paired with grades, work habit comments help to inform a more full understanding of student success. Our goal is for all of our students to continuously develop both their academic skills and their ability to apply good work habits that will serve them in high school and beyond.
Thank you for supporting your student to develop good work habits (practicing consistently, giving their best, trying and re-trying, taking academic risks). We appreciate your partnership.