Learning & Grading Plan

  • Yorkville CUSD 115's Learning and Grading Plan outlines the parameters of learning, grading, and assessing. The goal is to create opportunities for students to grow into adaptive and analytical thinkers by mastering content and developing a deep understanding of the curriculum. 

    We believe…

    • Academic performance/skills are separate from academic behaviors
    • Grades reflect mastery of content
    • Learning activities contribute to student growth, guide teacher instruction, and are an essential part of student success

     

     

    The Roles of Educators, Students, and Parents

    Educators will…

    • engage students in meaningful learning opportunities to help them achieve mastery of standards.
    • encourage and model the skills of a lifelong learner: persistent, curious, responsible, collaborative, adaptable, open-minded, problem solving, and analytical.
    • set high expectations and provide ongoing feedback to students and parents in order to foster student growth.
    • provide students multiple opportunities to show their learning.
    • work with students to support their academic, social, and emotional needs.
    • partner with parents to communicate their child’s strengths, interests, celebrations, and needs.

     

    Students will… 

    • engage daily in the learning process by actively participating in educational activities.
    • develop the skills of a lifelong learner: persistent, curious, responsible, collaborative, adaptable, open-minded, problem solving, and analytical.
    • understand and progress toward mastery of the learning standards by setting individual goals for each subject.
    • be accountable by producing high-quality work on a consistent basis.
    • demonstrate self-advocacy by initiating communication with teachers and parents.
    • partner with teachers and parents to share their strengths, interests, celebrations, and needs.

     

    Parents will…

    • become informed decision-makers by collaborating with their child and educators to support the student’s pathway to academic success.
    • encourage and model the skills of a lifelong learner: persistent, curious, responsible, collaborative, adaptable, open-minded, problem solving, and analytical.
    • develop student awareness of educational expectations and support teachers in order to achieve those expectations.
    • familiarize themselves with curriculum standards and assessment criteria.
    • foster independence for students.
    • partner with teachers and staff to communicate their child’s strengths, interests, celebrations, and needs.