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Grading System for Assessment and Evaluation




    When teachers systematically collect the right kinds of records and information and use it effectively, they can help their students understand content more deeply, think at higher levels, and become self-directed learners. Assessment as ongoing feedback is a necessary component of the learning process, not something that happens at the end of learning. It has been said that feedback is often too little, too late, too vague, presented in the wrong form, and therefore lacking in impact.

    The student’s assessment is divided upon two terms. In each term, the student can obtain a maximum of 50 grade points. The final grade at the end of the year will be the sum of the grades of the two semesters with 100 as a maximum grade point.

The grades of one term are divided according to the following:

        1-  Examinations: 70% of the total grade

        2- Classroom assessment : 10% of the total grade

        3- Homework : 10% of the total grade

        4- Project based learning (PBL) : 10% of the total grade

    

    The examinations are distributed along the semester to give the teacher the opportunity to continuously assess the students in addition to summative evaluation. Each quiz or exam can be marked out of 20 or 100 then scaled down to its corresponding grade.


Classroom Assessment

Classroom assessment includes attendance, participation, and graded worksheets. Only five grades are allocated to classroom assessment because students and their parents expect that the students will get the full mark on this part of the assessment and teachers may have problems to provide hard-proof evidence to justify the deducted marks.



Homework

For each subject matter, the number of homework assignments required by the students will be predetermined during the planning phase.

Project Based Learning

Project based learning is a process that goes through the whole term. Project based learning should be planned for from the beginning of the term and students should receive detailed instructions of what is expected from them to achieve with rubrics to educate the students about the basis on how they would be assessed.

Grading Plan

Grading Plan

  Criteria First term Second Term End of Year grade Percentage

    Q1 Q2 avg Q1 Q2 avg

Examinations Quiz 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 10% 70%

 Midterm 10 10 20 20%

 Final 20 20 40 40%

Classroom Assessment Attendance, participation, and graded worksheets 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 10% 30%

Homework Assigned by teacher 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 10%

PBL Planned by department 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 10%

  Total 50 50 100 100%

English Language Assessment

Assessment of students' language skills follows three channels:

1. Ongoing Evaluation:

This is based on the feedback teachers receive as a result of their daily interaction with their students in the form of oral and written responses, pop quizzes and the like.

2. Formative Evaluation:

 This domain is comprised of seatwork addressing (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling, fluency, literacy, comprehension, and composition). After being corrected by the teacher, these activities receive written remarks rather than quantitative scores.

3. Summative Evaluation:

The third and the last form of evaluation and the only one that has a say in the student's grade is conducted twice every semester and of equal weight.

In Summative Evaluation, the four skill areas are addressed according to the following weight:-

 First Semester Second Semester End of year

 Q1 Q2 Q1&Q2 Average Q3 Q4 Q3&Q4 Average First and Second Semesters Average

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

Language (Editing and Grammar) 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

Oral Expression 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

Written Expression 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Note: As for the subjects of the Ministry of Education (Islamic Studies, Arabic Language, and Saudi History and Geography) they will be assessed as directed by the Ministry of Education.

Calculation of the Grade Point Average (GPA)

Example for Calculating the Cumulative GPA

 Credits Grade Points Total Points

Course 1 3 A 4.5 13.5

Course 2 3 B+ 4 12

Course 3 2 B 3.5 7

Total 8 32.5

Cumulative GPA = Total Points/Total Credits = 4.06

For grades 9 to 12

Scale Grade Point Average Description

95-100 A+ 5.0 ممتاز (Excellent)

90-94.99 A 4.5

85-89.99 B+ 4.0 جيد جدًا (Very Good)

80-84.99 B 3.5

75-79.99 C+ 3.0 جيد (Good)

70-73.99 C 2.5

65-69.99 D+ 2.0 مقبول (‎ (Pass

60-63.99 D 1.5

0-59.99 F/I 0 دور ثاني/ (Incomplete) راسب (Fail)

For grades 1 to 8


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