Work Ethic Grades

 

Work Ethic Level Descriptors

Honorable (H)
Students who merit an "H" for work ethic are those who consistently show interest in and enthusiasm for learning and who exhibit a desire to maximize their learning potential as exhibited by the following types of behavior:

Attendance: Has a good attendance pattern and comes to class on time;

Dependability: Turns in assignments on time; monitors own progress on projects and timelines;

Initiative: Comes to class well-prepared and may come to class with material or questions that demonstrates an attempt to relate classwork to other topics or domains, does "extra credit" work;

Participation: Participates in class actively, spontaneously and/or to the best of his/her ability; Takes full advantage of all learning opportunities, resources and aids available in the school;

Cooperation: Cooperates well with teacher and peers; sets a good example for peers;

Behavior: exhibits very good behavioral self-control

Satisfactory (S)
Students who merit an "S" for work ethic are those who maintain a positive attitude towards learning and who exhibit an understanding and acceptance of their responsibilities as students, as exhibited by the following types of behavior:

Attendance: Has acceptable attendance pattern and comes to class on time and prepared;

Dependability: Turns in all assignments and make-up work;

Initiative: Seeks extra help when needed or takes advantage of extra help when offered;

Participation: Participates in class to the best of his/her ability;

 
Cooperation: Cooperates almost all of the time with teacher and peers;

Behavior: Remains on-task and does not disturb others in class

Needs Improvement (N)
Students who merit an "N" for work ethic are generally those whose attitude towards learning may be inconsistent and who occasionally fail to assume their full responsibilities as students. They exhibit one or more of the following behaviors:
Attendance: Occasionally does not come to class, comes late or comes to class unprepared;

Dependability: Submits missing assignments only after being prodded by the teacher or fails to submit one or two daily or make-up assignments;

Participation: Participates in class but not always to the best of his/her ability;

Initiative: Reluctantly takes advantage of or has to be prodded to take advantage of extra help when offered.;

Cooperation: Occasionally is uncooperative with teacher or peers;

Behavior: Occasionally exhibits off-task behavior

Weak (W)
Students who merit a "W" for work ethic are generally those who exhibit a negative, passive or recalcitrant attitude towards learning as exhibited by the following types of behavior:

Attendance: Often fails to come to class, comes late or rarely comes to class prepared;

Dependability: Regularly fails to submit assignments, is habitually late submitting them, and/or neglects to complete make-up work;

Participation: Rarely participates in class;

Initiative: Rarely takes advantage of extra help when offered;
Cooperation: Often is uncooperative with teacher and/or peers;
 
Behavior: Frequently exhibits disruptive behavior in class