• Grading Policy/Scale: 

    Sinagua Middle School is an IB(International Baccalaureate) School and uses the correlated grading system. Students are graded upon 4 criterion in science: 

    • Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding
    • Criterion B: Inquiring and Designing
    • Criterion C: Processing and Evaluating 
    • Criterion D: Reflecting on the impacts of science

    In each criterion students will have a grading scale of 1-8 on each  INDIVIDUAL  grade, NOT A,B,C etc. 

    • 1-2: Does not meet the standard
    • 3: Approaching the standard
    • 4: Meets the minimum standard 
    • 5-6: Meets the standards
    • 7-8: Exceeds the standards

    Students will receive a summative OVERALL grade for class on a scale of 1-7 with the same expectations as above. A chart is provided on the following page explaining the rubric for the overall grade. Numbers added together reference the individual grades of each criterion. (Ex:Iif a student receives a summative score of 18 in the A criterion, their overall criterion A grade will be a 4)