Citizenship is serious business at DPMS. Because we base the academic grade strictly on mastery of concepts, the citizenship grade reflects work habits, behavior, and attendance.
Some of you can remember having points docked for late work, or being able to get pretty good grades just for being a nice person. "Back in the day," teachers used to give extra credit for donating Kleenex or school supplies to her class. This kind of grading is a thing of the past.
DPMS teachers grade their students based on evidence that the student has learned the content being taught. This usually comes in the form of some sort of assessment. Students are expected to practice the target concept or skill by doing assignments, and are often given checks (or quizzes), so the teacher can make sure students are understanding all along the way.
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