During the course of the past week, students completed the genetics unit by taking the multiple content assessment and Punnett Squares model assessment. Students prepared for the summatives by completing a study guide we launched the week before. As part of the reflection process of the unit, students completed a Google Form where they responded to a variety of questions in regards to their preparation for the assessment. These reflections were included in the summative assessment email that we sent to parent emails registered in Infinite Campus. Please review either the email that was sent or For All Rubrics for your student's scores.
The science classes will now move onto our Evolution unit for the next five weeks. Students will be applying the genetics information from the previous unit to build their understanding of how things evolve and develop given their specific challenges. Much like the genetics unit, students will experience a variety of activities, readings, and small group challenges. We look forward to a great unit!
All student assignments can be found on Google Classroom along with our daily slides which shows the expectations of each day. Students who are absent or need clarification of what work expectations for the class can find these here. At the end of each unit, we delete old work off of Google Classroom, so students focus on the present unit and not the past.
For All Rubrics
As was shared in an earlier science newsletter and in Mr. Murray’s email about For All Rubrics, parents and students can track the progress of their submitted work. Successfully completed assignments show up as a green checkmark, while those that are incomplete or late will show up as a red checkmark. All daily assignments are checked in directly with the science facilitator, so any misconceptions can be addressed directly at the time of the conference. Therefore, just submitting work to Google Classroom will not remove the red checkmark from For All Rubrics until the student sees one of their science facilitators.
Just like Google Classroom, the previous unit’s assignments will “fall off” or no longer be visible in For All Rubrics. Students have up to the summative assessments to submit any late work. After the summatives, late work will not be accepted, because our hope is to focus on the unit at hand and not create another “snowball of missing work” by focusing on previous units.
The assignments with "red grids" mean that there are attached proficiency scores. Click on the green checkmark for those assignments and the scores will show up.