BFE ACADEMIC INSTITUTE
ACADEMICS & INSTRUCTION
Academic integrity involves the completion of one’s own assignments as representation of one’s own capabilities. There are several behaviors which would cause someone’s academic integrity to be brought into question, including but not limited to: cheating, plagiarism, forgery, and computer misuse. Consequences regarding such behaviors will be applied according to the Student Code of Conduct.
Grade Reporting/Report Cards In order for a student to receive grades in his/her academic subjects, he/she must be enrolled in the school and be in attendance for ten (10) days or more. Students’ grades are based on academic requirements for mastering Louisiana Student Standards. This may be done through quizzes, tests, assignments, homework, and projects. Participation and behavior will be evaluated separately from academics by the use of checklists, progress reports, and rubrics. Students’ grades and averages are expressed as letter grades A, B, C, D or F.
Grade Reporting/ Report Cards
Quarterly Grade Computation
20% Quarterly Exam (Post-test) A = 93 -100
40% Summative (Projects, Unit/Chapter Test) B = 85 -92
30% Formative (Daily Classwork focused on Standards, C = 75-84
Quizzes, and Weekly Tests) D = 67-74
10% Class Participation ((engagement in classroom F = 0 - 66 activities as evidenced in Class DoJo & homework)
Benjamin Franklin Elementary adheres to the Pupil Progression Plan (PPP) adopted by the Orleans Parish School Board. Students are promoted to the next grade level at the end of the school year by meeting the promotional requirements stated in the Pupil Progression Plan and by maintaining a minimum of a 67 D average in each promotional subject and attending the required days in the school year. See NOLA-PS website to access a copy of the PPP.
The promotional subjects for each grade level are as follows: Kindergarten - The student shall meet multiple criteria that indicate readiness for first grade that include at least 70% attainment of kindergarten benchmarks, at least 70% on the End-of Year- Kindergarten Assessments, and readiness for first grade reading as indicated on a standardized measure.
● Grades 1 st and 2 nd - Reading, Language, and Mathematics
● Grades 3rd – 5 th - Reading, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies
● Grades 6th – 8 th – English/Language Arts, Mathematics,
Science and Social Studies A Student Study Educational Plan is completed by the teacher of record, submitted to the SAT (Student Assistance Team) and signed by the parent for any student in danger of failing after second quarter report cards. Please note that three D’s and one F average to an F on the Year End Averaging.
Our rigorous curriculum is aligned with the Louisiana Student Standards and Louisiana Connectors. The curriculum includes technology-based instruction, interactive strategies, differentiated instruction, and Success for All school- wide programming.
A variety of testing measures will be used throughout the school year to provide specific data on our students. We will carefully examine this data to assist us as we meet the needs of our students. This data will also be made available to parents. Please feel free to contact the school if you need assistance interpreting the data. i-Ready is given three times a year and students utilize that data to set individual goals for themselves. BFE follows all State and Federal regulations in administration of assessments.
Ongoing assessment & analysis of student achievement is required. Below is a listing of required School -wide and State assessments.
• Grades K-8 i-Ready
• PK/K TS Gold
• K-3 DIBELS
• Grades K-8 ELPT
• K-8 Teacher assessments- formative and summative
• Grades 3-8 Quarterly Benchmarks/LEAP 360
• Grades 3 - 8 iLEAP & LEAP
• K – 3 rd Grade Dyslexia Screening Checklist
• Grades 2-8 Achieve 3000
• DRDP State entry level test