Homework effort grades

Grade Homework
Outstanding I exceed my teacher’s expectations, completing my homework on time to an exceptional standard. Sometimes, I might ask for extra work to complete at home.
Good I spend the time on my homework my teachers expect me to. I always complete homework for the date it is set.
Requires Improvement I spend less time on my homework than my teachers expect me to. I usually complete homework for the date it is set, but not always. Sometimes I don’t finish quite it or I have to rush to finish it at the last minute.
Inadequate I don’t spend long on my homework. When I do homework, it is rarely finished. I frequently forget to do it.

Classwork effort grades

Grade What you are doing in class
Outstanding I work exceptionally hard in lessons, completing all tasks to the highest standard I am capable of.I never allow myself to get distracted.Without my teacher having to remind me, I check back through my work to make corrections and improvements.I take great pride in my work.I write down everything my teacher says is important. Without being prompted, I start getting knowledge stuck in my head (e.g. by condensing; coming up with mnemonics; turning words into pictures).I respond to my teacher’s written and verbal feedback, making corrections and improvements to my work in green pen.
Good I work hard in lessons, completing all tasks.I rarely allow myself to get distracted.I usually check back through my work to make corrections and improvements. I take pride in my work.I write down everything my teacher says is important so I have a useful set of notes to revise from.I respond to my teacher’s written and verbal feedback, making corrections and improvements to my work in green pen.
Requires Improvement Sometimes I work hard in lessons, sometimes I don’t.Sometimes I allow myself to get distracted.Sometimes I check my work for mistakes.Sometimes I take pride in my work.Sometimes I write down important information without being prompted by my teacher.Sometimes I need to be prompted to green pen my work.
Inadequate Most of the time, I don’t work hard in lessons.I frequently allow myself to get distracted.I don’t read back through my work to check for mistakes.I don’t take much pride in my work.I don’t write things down unless my teacher makes me. Therefore, my notes have lots of gaps.Most of the time, I need to be nagged into green penning my work.

Teachers take a ‘best fit’ approach to awarding effort grades. For example, you may be completing all tasks (Good) but not checking back through your work to make corrections and improvements or writing down important information. In this case, a teacher would probably give you a Requires Improvement grade.

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