The MES redo policy for grades 2-5 will be:
- Students shall have one additional opportunity to improve their scores on three (3) of the total graded qualifying assessments, activities, or assignments which demonstrate knowledge of course content, skills and standards and count toward a student’s marking period grade for each academic subject area and have a grade lower than C. Items that are appropriate for a redo opportunity will be marked in the corner of the paper in advance of it going out to students. Students may not use more than one of their opportunities for mastery on the same qualifying assessment, activity, or assignment.
Regardless of the initial grade the student received, to qualify for an opportunity for mastery under this provision, the student must:
- Have completed and submitted the original assessment, activity, or assignment by the due date. Teacher – facilitated reteaching (before, during, or after school) is recommended before a student uses one of his/her opportunities for mastery. However, reteaching may not be feasible due to scheduling restraints or extenuating circumstances.
- Complete and submit new assessment, activity, or assignment within ten school days of receiving the returned original graded work.
- Any assessment for this purpose must be completed during school time at a time designated by the teacher.
- Students may choose from the assessments, activities, and assignments marked that they may re-take, to provide them with the opportunity for mastery. The following assessments, activities, or assignments are ALWAYS non-qualifying assignments and cannot be redone:
- Quarterly assessments
- Multi-component research projects or multi-component written papers (components of the project or paper that are graded separately may be a qualifying assignment).
- Assessments, activities, or assignments completed during the last week of the marking period.
- Any assignment selected to be redone that comes close to the last week of a grading period, MUST be completed five days in advance of the end of the grading period.
After an opportunity for mastery is graded, the higher grade shall be the grade of record.