My grading policy reflects the categories assessed by the New York English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) as follows:
- Speaking & Listening: 45%
- Reading & Writing: 45%
- Citizenship: 10%
The Speaking & Listening grade is based on participation in class discussions and activities such as Readers' Theater.
The Reading & Writing grade is based on students' written and oral responses to in-class reading assignments and presentations.
The Citizenship grade is based on effort and attitude as well as respect for oneself, one’s peers, one's teacher, the classroom and the classroom materials. Citizenship grades are usually high for my students because they are a pleasure in class.