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Coursework for Carnegie Credit Guidance

Coursework for Carnegie Credit Guidance
Plan for Continuation of High School Coursework for Carnegie Credit
The LDOE requires that high school students demonstrate they have met minimum course requirements to earn a Carnegie credit. SCPPS has determined that a student must complete and pass at least the majority of any course in order to meet this minimum requirement.
High school teachers will begin providing home-learning instruction that will allow all high school students in SCPPS to learn and demonstrate understanding of the most essential concepts and skills for the remainder of each course in which they are currently enrolled.
Beginning on April 20th, all high school students will be expected to engage in a total of 2-3 hours of home-learning instruction each day. ● DHS teachers (and Satellite Center teachers of block courses) should prepare resources/lessons for students to engage in approximately 30 minutes of home-learning instruction for each remaining school day (Monday-Friday) for each course they teach. ● HHS teachers (and DHS/Satellite Center teachers of year-long courses) should prepare resources/lessons for students to engage in approximately 30 minutes of home-learning instruction for every remaining A or B day for each course.
Essential Learning for 3rd and 4th Quarters:
● “Essential learning” may be defined as any of the following:
o The remaining content and/or skills that students must know and/or be able to do by the end of the course in order to be prepared to enter the next level of learning/a career
o The minimum a student must know/be able to do to reach high levels of learning
o The remaining content and/or skills that will not be addressed through future courses and will most impact student performance on LEAP 2025/ACT
● C&I will collaborate with teachers of all LEAP 2025 courses to identify the most critical standards/content/skills that must be taught during the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.
● Teachers of all non-LEAP 2025 courses will use course curriculum maps/scope and sequence documents to identify remaining essential learning. Teachers must document and submit this to their administrators.
● For DHS and Satellite Center spring block courses, all remaining essential learning will be divided into the 3rd and 4th quarters based on course curriculum maps/scope and sequence documents.
● For HHS and Satellite Center A/B courses, all remaining essential learning will be considered 4th quarter learning.
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3rd Quarter Home Learning (DHS & Satellite Center block courses only):
The LDOE requires that students demonstrate they have met minimum course requirements to earn a Carnegie credit. As such, students enrolled in DHS and Satellite Center block courses in the spring semester are REQUIRED to complete coursework for the 3rd quarter (Q7).
● Instruction:
 Teachers will provide approximately 6-8 hours of home-learning instruction (including time for direct instruction, student practice, and assessment and feedback) for each course they teach.
 This 3rd quarter instruction and assessment will occur from April 20th-May 8th.
 Home-learning instruction may include a variety of learning tasks (e.g., readings, written responses, online videos/lessons/simulations, live discussions/chats, written work packets, project-based learning, etc.).
 Teachers must document the home-learning instruction they are providing and submit this to their administrators.
● Assessment:
 Teachers will provide 6 formative assessments that will serve as a check for understanding of identified 3rd quarter essential learning.
 Students MUST select and complete 3 of the 6 formative assessment opportunities. THESE ASSIGNMENTS ARE MANDATORY AND WILL BE GRADED, and the 3 grades will comprise 40% of the student’s 3rd quarter (Q7) grade.
 Teachers will provide 2 summative assessments that will serve to assess understanding of identified 3rd quarter essential learning.
 Students MUST select and complete ONE summative assessment. THIS SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT IS MANDATORY AND WILL BE GRADED, and the grade will comprise 60% of the student’s 3rd quarter (Q7) grade.
 Teachers must ensure that all of their students can access and complete all formative and summative assessments.
 Graded assessments may be based on student performance in a live chat/lesson using an appropriate scoring rubric, but grades may not be awarded for participation.
 For any “live assessment,” teachers must provide an alternative assessment for students who are unable to participate.
 If a student has not yet demonstrated proficiency, the teacher must provide feedback on submitted assessments and allow the student to resubmit assessments until the student can demonstrate proficiency.
 If a student submits both summative assessment options, the teacher will only record the highest grade.
 Teachers must document the assessments they are providing and submit this to their administrators.
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4th Quarter Home Learning (DHS , HHS, & Satellite Center):
● Instruction:
o Teachers will provide approximately 6-8 hours of home-learning instruction (including time for direct instruction, student practice, and assessment and feedback) for each course they teach.
 Home-learning instruction may include a variety of learning tasks (e.g., readings, written responses, online videos/lessons/simulations, live discussions/chats, written work packets, project-based learning, etc.).
 Teachers must document the home-learning instruction they are providing and submit this to their administrators.
● Assessment:
o Teachers will provide 3 formative assessments and 1 summative assessment that will serve as a check for understanding of identified 4th quarter essential learning.
 All 4th quarter home-learning assignments are strongly encouraged but not mandatory.
 If a student has not yet demonstrated proficiency, the teacher must provide feedback on submitted assessments and allow the student to resubmit assessments until the student can demonstrate proficiency.
 A grade for any 4th quarter assignment will be included in the 3rd quarter gradebook, but it will only be recorded in PowerSchool if it improves the student's 3rd quarter average.
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Course Grades:
● Overall course grades will be based on the calculations outlined below.
● The 3rd quarter grade for DHS will consist of 3 formative grades and 1 summative grade.
● All 4th quarter home-learning assignments are encouraged but not mandatory.
● A grade for any 4th quarter assignment will be included in the 3rd quarter gradebook, but it will only be recorded in PowerSchool if it improves the student's 3rd quarter average.
● For Intensive English I and Intensive Algebra I courses, students have already completed approximately 75% of the course curriculum, which allows students to demonstrate proficiency in a course. All grades for new learning will be factored into the student’s Q6 grade. Any graded assignment will be included in the Q6 gradebook, but it will only be recorded in PowerSchool if it improves the student's Q6 average.
● All grades for freshmen-juniors must be recorded by May 20th.
● All grades for seniors must be recorded by May 8th.
Grade Calculations for…  DHS/Satellite Center spring semester block courses  HHS courses without midterm exam Grade Calculations for…  HHS/Satellite Center courses with midterm exam  DHS year-long courses
1st Quarter
2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter
33.33% overall grade
33.33% overall grade 33.33% overall grade
1st
Quarter
2nd
Quarter
Midterm Exam 3rd Quarter
30% overall grade
30% overall grade
10% overall grade 30% overall grade
Grade Calculations for…  Intensive courses (spring semester only) Grade Calculations for…  DHS .5 credit courses offered in B4  HHS .5 credit courses offered in S2
Quarter 5 Quarter 6
50% overall grade 50% overall grade
Q7 (DHS)/B3 (HHS) 100% grade
Home-Learning Timeline School April 20-24 April 27-May 1 May 4-8 *Grades due for seniors May 8th May 11-15 May 18-20 *Grades due for freshmen-juniors May 20
DHS
3rd Quarter
3rd Quarter
3rd Quarter
4th Quarter
4th Quarter
HHS
4th Quarter
4th Quarter
4th Quarter
4th Quarter
4th Quarter
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Plan for Support:
 C&I Support:
o Collaborate with LEAP 2025 teachers to identify essential learning for 3rd and 4th quarters for all LEAP 2025 courses
o Provide examples of home-learning instructional activities, formative assessment tasks, and summative performance assessment tasks
o Provide guidance on the use of core and supplemental resources for home learning
o Provide ongoing support in adapting curriculum resources for home learning and using home-learning resources and tools
o Compile a FAQs document for teachers and administrators (and update regularly)
 School-Level Support (Administrators, Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Site Coordinators/Counselors):
o Use multiple methods of communication to provide clear information regarding 3rd/4th quarter grading, instruction, and assessment expectations to teachers, parents, and students
o Provide support to teachers of non-LEAP 2025 courses in identifying remaining essential learning for 3rd and/or 4th quarters
o Supervise and support teachers in the development of home-learning instruction & tasks (C&I will also provide support as requested)
o Supervise and support teachers in the development of formative and summative assessments (C&I will also provide support as requested)
o Respond to questions and concerns of teachers, parents, and/or students (C&I will also provide support to teachers and administrators as requested)
o Make alternative plans for students/teachers with extenuating circumstances (e.g., utilize proficiency exam)
o Provide specific guidance to teachers on how grades must be entered into PowerSchool
 IT Support:
o Set up teacher gradebooks based on revised grade calculations
o Ensure all teachers and students have access to internet and technology
o Provide ongoing guidance on the use of home-learning tools (e.g., Google Hangout Meets)