STANDARDIZED GRADING FORMULA
All students will be assessed using a standardized policy in Wellness Education. A rubric will be used to help with consistency in grading student achievement. The following point system will be used by the department:
Preparation = 20% = 20 pts
Participation/Cardio = 65% = 65 pts
total points – 100% = 100 pts.
NOTE: The maximum points that can be deducted for a single unprepared is 6.
PREPARATION = Students must dress for class. Appropriate dress for class includes sneakers, shorts/sweats, and t-shirt. No writing on the seat of the pants will be accepted.
UNPREPARED FOR CLASS = Students who are unprepared for class seven times in a marking period will earn a -42, which will be an “F”. Phone calls MUST go home when a student receives his/her 4th unprepared. A follow-up call must go home for the 6th & 7th unprepared on the day it takes place.
Loss of participation points can come from lack of effort during dynamic warm-up, activity, or cardio run. It can be a combination of all three. A student, at the discretion of the teacher, can earn points back for towards their grade with sustained and consistent effort in class.
PARTICIPATION/CARDIO=Student effort during all components of the class is imperative. This includes the dynamic warm-up, running, skills session, and class activity.
-Running will be included in participation.
-The scale for running will be as follows:
0 = good/acceptable effort (no points deducted)
-1 = Very little/unacceptable effort
-2 = No effort
- The maximum number of points that can be deducted for effort in cardio is -20 for a marking period. This is based on a student being required to run twice per week in a marking period
SPORTSMANSHIP/KNOWLEDGE = Understanding of skill and rules application. The student understands how the game is played, scoring, rotation, etc. This will also include the student’s knowledge of how exercise and muscle groups. Sportsmanship represents a student’s behavior in class. This can include use of unacceptable language, throwing of equipment, interaction with classmates, and disrupting a game/class.
PARENT NOTES – notes written by parents excusing a student from Wellness Education must be signed off by the school nurse. The student will be given a pass excusing him/her from the day’s activities. The student must get changed for class and report to their teacher where they will be allowed to sit out the activity. A student who does not change will receive an unprepared for the day. There will be a maximum of two parent notes accepted per marking period. Special situations will be addressed by the individual teacher. Students will not have to change when a doctor’s note is presented for exclusion from class.
MEDICALLY EXCUSED FROM ACTIVITY – All students medically excused from participating longer than three class days or one week of a unit will be issued an alternate assignment. This assignment must be completed and submitted to their teacher in order to receive credit for Wellness in the marking period they are excused. For students out longer than 4 weeks in a marking period, a “Pass” or “Fail” grade will be issued for the marking period. This assignment will be completed during the students Wellness period. The student must check in with their teacher daily and will be given a pass to the library to work on the assignment.
59 & below