Everything you need to know to pass Biotechnology

Policies regarding components that make up the students grade

1) District policy: Tests and homework are to be made up within a time period equal to the time missed after an absence has been cleared. (If a test was scheduled for the day you missed you will take it upon returning)

2) A passing grade on tests is required to receive a “C” or better in the class.

i. Students may review failed tests to receive help on areas of non-mastery.

ii. Tests may be corrected for ½ credit on failed material to master the subject matter but must be done before the next test is administered.

iii. A maximum grade of 60% will be awarded on a corrected exam.

3) Labs are based on participation and cannot be made up.

i. At the parent’s request, after an excused absence, one lab per semester may be excused .

ii. Lab data from the student’s lab partners can be used to complete lab with a parent’s note excusing absence.

4) Late work will not be accepted

        I. With Teacher approval work may be accepted for 50% penalty but ONLY before work has been handed back. .

Helpful Hints

Please keep up and do ANY & ALL extra credit!

Turn in incomplete work for partial credit when work is due.

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Grading Policy:

A. Points are assigned for all work and fall into one of the following categories:

1) Tests / Quizzes – 50%  (40% Test + 10% Quiz / Essay)

2) Class / Home work – 10% (Biotech HW Bonus based on % Completed)

3) Labs – 30% (Biotech 35%)

4) Midterm / Semester final - 10% (Biotech 15% including research project 2nd semester)

B. The grading scale will be based on the following:

Biotech         A = 100 – 90%, B = 89 – 80%, C = 79 – 70%, D = 69 – 60%, F < 59%

Bio/Chem     A = 100 – 90%, B = 89 – 80%, C = 79 – 70%, D = 69 – 55%, F < 54%   

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