Mr. Doug Medbery

Phone: 951-699-8138 ext 1403

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

A.S. Degree- Physics B.A. Degree- Mathematics M.S. Degree- Curriculum and Instruction Single Subject Teaching Credential-Math

Mr. Doug Medbery

  

Welcome to Room 403 where mistakes are viewed as an opportunity for learning.

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  •                Grading Categories

    Assessments = 60%

           5% - District Unit Exams

           20% - Quizzes *can retake for higher score

           35% - Chapter Tests *can retake for higher score

    Math Practices = 30%  (Daily assignments)   

    Final Exam = 10%                

     

                            Assessments

     Unit Exams - * These are District created exams

                         * After scoring, students can review their graded exam in class.

                         * Students may not possess the exam outside of the classroom.

     Quizzes - * Given weekly;

                    * Students may use their Notes (unless given advanced notice);

                    * Students may retake another version for a higher score. This should be done before the next Test.             

      Chapter Tests -  These are teacher created tests given during or at the end of each chapter;

                              * Students scoring less than 85% have an opportunity to increase their exam score by meeting the following conditions:

                          1) Within 2 weeks from the original test date, accurately complete a practice assignment given by the teacher (e.g., a handout, test corrections, etc.). Then

                          2) Show the teacher the completed practice assignment and arrange a date and time to retest a shorter version of the original Test. the exam.

                                 The Test must be completed within 3 weeks from the original test date.

                                 * On a retaken Exam, any score over 85% will be only counted as 85%.

      

                           Math Practices

      The student may earn credit for the day by demonstrating the following 3 (out of the 8) math practices:

    Communication - verbally and on paper explain the process of solving math problems;

    Accuracy - learn from and correct errors made in the process of solving problems and answers;

    Persistence - continue to try different strategies/tools when challenged, and complete assignments.

    (If Mr. Medbery is absent, then he will use the Substitute's report and the student's assignment to determine what to record for credit.)

    Points for each day are totalled at the end of each week for a grade. 

     

                            Final Exam

     * These are District created exams

     


     If Absent :

    It is the student's responsibility to: 1) Look up the missing classwork posted on the Daily Assignment Calendar (see class website),

                   2) Turn in the absent assignment fully completed (all steps must be shown),

                   3) The time allowed for make up is two days for each day absent.

    If a student is absent on an assessment day, then the mark of missing or 0% will be recorded. It is the student's responsibility to discuss with the teacher an appropriate time to make up the assessment. The score will not change until the student takes the assessment.


    Grading Scale

    A = 90--100 %

    B = 80--89 %

    C = 70--79 %

    D = 60--69 %

    F= 0--59 %

     

    Work Habits

    A mark (O,S,N, or U) is given for student effort based on their Assignments grade. Assignments grade includes:

    • Completing daily Assignments
    • Doing Warm Ups (Race-The-Clock, Estimation, etc.)
    • Taking Notes
    • Making up missing Assignments and Assessments

    O = 86--100%

    S = 70--85%

    N = 50--69%

    U = 0---49%

    Citizenship

    A mark (O,S,N, or U) is given by the teacher based on the following observations:

    • Following class and school rules
    • Being courteous to everyone
    • Participating in class activities

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    GRADING

    If Absent,  the student is responsible to inquire what they missed.  

     

    For Daily Assignments:

    It is the student's responsibility to:

    1) Look up the missing classwork posted on the class website, or ask the teacher or another student.

    2) Turn in the absent assignment fully completed (all steps must be shown).

          *NOTE*- The time allowed for make up is two days for each day absent.

    For Assessments:

    If a student is absent on an assessment day, then the mark of missing will be recorded, as a value of 0%.

    The score will not change until the student takes the assessment.

    It is the student's responsibility to discuss with the teacher an appropriate time to make up the assessment.

    *NOTE*- A student has a maximum of 1 week from the day they return to class to take the missing assessment.