Welcome to Taylor Grading Rationale and Other Things You Were Afraid To Ask...

NOTES:
Student Email Communication: All e-mail communications to Mr. Taylor must be done through a student's school-provided Gmail account at Daryl_Taylor [AT] Greenwich.k12.ct.us. All documents shared with teachers must occur via a student's school-provided Google Docs account. As a reminder, the school-provided student Gmail/Google Docs account format is: firstname.lastname@greenwichschools.org.

If you need instructions on how to access your Gmail/Google Docs account or need to reset your password, please check the top of the GHS Media Center web site.

GHS Honor Code: The Honor Code is in the Student Planner and Mr. Taylor expects that students will abide by it.


Now, the gory details:


Notes for ALL classes:

  1. NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. This includes homeworks, lab write-ups, & Exams. Exceptions to this no exception rule can be had on a one-to-one basis if AND ONLY IF I am notified well in advance that there is a problem. Late work = zero; that simple.
  2. Exams are expected to be completed the day they are scheduled. In the event you miss class that day for a legitimate reason AND it is an in-class written exam, you should take the exam the day following the scheduled exam or your 1st day back. If you fail to take the exam till after I review it, you must take a make-up exam that is same size, but slightly more difficult. All make-up exams are obtained from me personally; I don't use the Learning Centers due to security issues.
  3. EXAMS ARE OPEN NOTE! See below for class-specific rules. Not open-book! Open-NOTE. So, take notes.

HONORS & AP2 FIZZIX 2015

Final Quarter grades are determined from the following formula.

  1. 60% Exams (3 per Quarter)
  2. 30% LABS (Many...)
  3. 10% Homework/Worksheets/Other (Every night!)
As described on PowerPoint #1, the 3 Exams 1st Semester consist of
  1. ONE Double Block Paper Exam (Typical in-class thing)
  2. TWO Exams where Free-Response Section is Takehome and Multiple Guess Section is one block in-class.
Also, as described on PowerPoint #1, the 3 Exams 2nd Semester consist of ALL IN CLASS NO-NOTES Exams. 1st Semester exams for AP2 are open-note.

FINAL EXAM POLICY: Thanks to last year's debacle, there is no longer a blanket excepmtion. ALL students who do not have an 'A' average going into Q4 must take a final exam.

LABS are all completed in class and are mostly full inquiry method. This means YOU design it, YOU implement it, YOU decide what's important. All LABS are to be formally written for submission following any style you choose.

Homework is on a "weekly" basis; each chapter is assigned at the beginning of the chapter and due roughly one week later. All homework is to be completed OUT OF CLASS. There will be no in-class time for HW. Due Dates are posted at a Google Calendar found via DT Fizzix AP2 Calendar.

Homework is graded on a "completion" style. If there are 30 problems assigned and you did a VAST MAJORITY OF THEM (like at least 90% of them), you get full credit. I must see your work on each and every problem. No credit will be given for homework I can't easily follow or for no work shown.

HW assignments are always the same after Ch1: Starting with #1, every 3rd Conceptual Question AND Problems & Exercises found at the end of the chapter; #1,4,7,10,...

NO CREDIT FOR LATE HW. EVER. You have at least one week to complete and turn in.



ASTRO 2015

Final Quarter grades are determined from the following formula.

  1. 50% Exams (3 per Quarter)
  2. 30% LABS (Many...)
  3. 20% Homework/Worksheets/Other (Every night!)
As described on PowerPoint #1, the 3 Exams 1st Semester consist of
  1. ONE Double Block Paper Exam (Typical in-class thing)
  2. TWO Exams of the Takehome nature (Google Forms).
  3. Also, as described on PowerPoint #1, all Exams consist of OPEN-NOTES Exams.

FINAL EXAM POLICY: Thanks to last year's debacle, there is no longer a blanket excepmtion. ALL students who do not have an 'A' average going into Q4 must take a final exam.

LABS are all completed in class and are mostly full inquiry method. This means YOU design it, YOU implement it, YOU decide what's important. All LABS are to be formally written for submission following any style you choose.

Homework is on a "weekly" basis; each chapter is assigned at the beginning of the chapter and due roughly one week later. All homework is to be completed OUT OF CLASS. There will be no in-class time for HW. Due Dates are posted at a Google Calendar found via DT Fizzix AP2 Calendar.

Homework is graded on a "completion" style. If there are 30 problems assigned and you did a VAST MAJORITY OF THEM (like at least 90% of them), you get full credit. I must see your work on each and every problem. No credit will be given for homework I can't easily follow or for no work shown.

HW assignments are listed individually on the class calendar AND at the end of each online textbook chapter.

NO CREDIT FOR LATE HW. EVER. You have at least one week to complete and turn in.


General Homework Notes:

Submission of all homework is due THAT CALENDAR DAY before 11:59:59 PM ET (23:59:59 Military Time). Submission may be done using any ofthe following methods.
  1. Dead trees. Hand in on paper before leaving for the day; approximately 2:30PM ET
  2. Smartphone images WITH YOUR NAME PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED ON EACH IMAGE and email to my GHS email.
  3. Scan and send as email attachment to my GHS email.
  4. Interdimentional Wormhole Vortex # π