Career & Technical Education Grading Policy

    Homework/Assignments:    Assigned work and/or Homework is expected to be completed by its assigned due date.  Late work will be reduced by 10% of points each day it is late.  If turned in work is more than 5 days late, maximum credit of 50% will be awarded. If student knows of an anticipated delay, it must be communicated to the teacher before the assigned due date.

    Grading:  Students will be assessed on daily work which includes: workbooks, book work, homework, class activities, day-to-day assignments, quizzes, tests, portfolios, writing assignments, presentations, projects and hands-on activities. Work ethic includes: attitude, professionalism, initiative, cooperation and work quality. Participation grades are based on unexcused absences from the program and participation in classroom projects.

    Grades will be calculated using the following point percentage system:

    Agriculture Pathway:

    Participation/Attitude/Work Ethic (see Work Ethic Rubric)........ 30%

    Homework/Assignments (take home or in class).......... 30%

    Unit Quiz/Exams, Projects.......... 30%

    Final Project.......... 10%

    In order to be successful in this class, students must attend, complete assignments and study for tests. Assignments will not be accepted after the due date without penalty. Students will be given five school days to turn in late work due to an absence. In class assignments missed as a result of an absence may result in a ZERO. Students are expected to check for missed assignments resulting from an absence at an appropriate time. Failure to meet state attendance mandates may result in loss of credit regardless of grade.

    Cheating will result in a ZERO for all students involved. Cheating can take the form of talking to another student during a test, copying, pasting, and/or using other students’ work. 

    Students are responsible for proper saving and file management. Technical difficulties will not be accepted as an excuse for late work. 

    Acceleration: Students are not able to accelerate in these programs.


    Remsen CTE Work Ethic Rubric

    Student Name:                                                                                                



    Point values are allocated by using the following recommendations:



    UNSATISFACTORY – Student did NOT meet expectations and performance was unacceptable.


    BEGINNING  – Student, with constant reminders, is beginning to meet some expectations on some days.


    BEGINNING  – Student, with some reminders, is beginning to meet some expectations on some days.


    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT  -  Student is beginning to meet most expectations on some days with reminders.


    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT  -  Student is beginning to meet most expectations on most days with reminders.


    DEVELOPING  -   Student meets most expectations on most days. Few reminders are needed.


    DEVELOPING  -   Student meets most expectations on most days.


    MEETS EXPECTATIONS  - Student consistently meets the basic expectations most of the time.


    MEETS EXPECTATIONS  - Student consistently meets the basic expectations all of the time.


    EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS -   Student exceeds the basic expectations some of the time.


    EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS -   Student exceeds the basic expectations all of the time.



    Work Ethics Trait


    Attendance: The student attends class regularly, arrives/leaves on time, and notifies instructor in advance of planned absences.


    Character: The student demonstrates positive traits such as loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, initiative, self-discipline, and self-responsibility indicative of a strong work ethic.


    Teamwork: The student respects the rights and confidentiality of others, cooperates with others and demonstrates appropriate behaviors when working in a team environment.


    Appearance: The student displays appropriate dress, grooming, hygiene, protective, and safety gear.


    Attitude: The student demonstrates a positive attitude, has self-confidence, has realistic expectations, and seeks opportunities for continuous learning and improvement.


    Productivity: The student follows appropriate safety practices, conserves materials, keeps his/her work area neat and clean, follows directions and procedures, makes up assignments punctually, and participates in class activities.


    Organizational Skills: The student manifests skill in prioritizing and managing time, stress, and change.


    Communication: The student displays appropriate nonverbal (eye contact, body language) and verbal (listening, etiquette, grammar) skills.


    Cooperation: The student displays leadership skills, appropriately handles criticism, conflicts, and complaints, demonstrates problem-solving capabilities, maintains appropriate relationships with supervisors and peers, and follows a chain of command when applicable.


    Respect: The student deals appropriately with cultural/racial diversity and treats others (peers, teachers, administrators, etc.), school property, and the property of others with respect.


    Total Points out of 100