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Specialist Grades

All of our specialists evaluate students based on their effort, using a district adopted rubric. If you have any questions regarding your child's effort grades be sure to contact the specialist teacher.

Lake Washington School District Specialist Rubric

EFFORT

LIBRARY, MUSIC, PE

ABOVE STANDARD (4) This student performs at standard (3) and in addition is a consistent, independent, and self motivated learner. The student actively contributes to the classroom learning experience.

AT STANDARD (3) This student regularly:

· focuses and engages in the class activity
· listens to and follows instructional directions, asks for help when needed
· follows class rules
· respects people and school property
· cooperates with others to accomplish lesson goals

APPROACHING STANDARD (2) This student sometimes:

· focuses and engages in the class activity
· listens to and follows instructional directions, asks for help when needed
· follows class rules
· respects people and school property
· cooperates with others to accomplish lesson goals

NOT AT STANDARD (1) This student seldom:

· focuses and engages in the class activity
· listens to and follows instructional directions, asks for help when needed
· follows class rules
· respects people and school property
· cooperates with others to accomplish lesson goals

Library: Students are expected to listen, participate, be prepared for class (4th-5th), and complete quality work. Students who receive a 3 or 4 are required to regularly utilize weekly checkout time to find and checkout library materials.

Music: The voice is the first and most important musical instrument. Good singing technique, vocal quality and repertoire (songs) will be taught on a daily basis. Students who receive a 3 or 4 are required to sing every day.

Physical Education: The students’ effort grade includes the following “Red Letter Words:” Attitude, Sportsmanship, Cooperation, Effort, Performance (3-5th grade), and listening.