Information session - Charlotte Brookson Academy of the

Report
November 17th 2014
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Sycamore
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Assessment, Grading and Report cards
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Promotion rules
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Timetable
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Sycamore is a school management and student
information software system, providing information on
a number of item.
Management Information Systems only work when all
stakeholders actively participate.
Stakeholders are:
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The Company Sycamore
Board and Management
Sycamore Application Manager
Teachers and Supporting Staff
Students
Parents
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Teachers try-out (Sep. 2014)
Introduction to Parents/Students (Oct. 2014Parent Academy)
Input of grades by teachers and attendance by
Administration (Sep-Oct. 2014)
From now on:
Teachers put in grades, attendance, test dates, homework,
discipline records.
 Homeroom teachers review completeness on a weekly
basis.
 Mrs. Shigemoto is the Sycamore Application
Adminstrator.
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CBA-SYCAMORE IS STILL IN A TEST PHASE
NO RIGHTS CAN BE DERIVED FROM
SYCAMORE RELATED TO HOMEWORK,
DISCPLINE RECORDS AND TEST DATE
INFORMATION
THE CLASSBOOK IS STILL THE CORE
MEDIUM FOR COMMUNICATION OF THESE
ITEMS
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Ensure that each parent has an email address for
Sycamore.
Check if information of parent/child is correct
Check Sycamore on a regular basis. If you do have
problems with logging in or do not have access to
computer/internet, ask your child’s homeroom
teacher for a print-out.
Inform your child’s homeroom teacher if you have
certain concerns.
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Students are responsible for make up tests and
checking on missed work after absence.
All information with regards to homework
assignments and assessments/tests are always in
the classbook. Don’t rely on Sycamore only (as
yet).
After absenteeism, students/parents either:
Check the classbook
 Ask a peer student to give updates
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Grading Policy:
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Grades are on a scale between 10-100.
A passing grade is 60 or higher.
At least 3 test grades and others per term (e.g. 3 quizes
can count as one test).
The average (dependent on the weight factor) of all
assessments is the term grade.
The average of the 3 terms (plus exam week F3) is the
final grade that counts for promotion.
Tests have to be communicated to students one week
in advance.
Teachers discuss the test results with the students.
Report Cards:
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At the end of each term a report card is given
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The report card grades will be discussed by staff and
later shared with parents/students during a report
card session.
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The report card gives grades for all subjects, both the
Academic and Art subjects.
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The format of CBA’s report card will become as
follows:
Promotion:
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At the end of the school year all teachers will
discuss the final results of the students.
A decision will be made on promotion, taking
all factors into account.
The document promotion policy is the point of
departure for promotion.
General Requirements:
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A student can only be promoted if he/she has
attended school at least 80% of full school days
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The average of all grades must be 60 or higher
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A student cannot repeat the same year twice.
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Students who are not promoted to the next
grade after repeating a year, will be referred to
another institution/level for secondary
education.
Forms 1 and 2:
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Final Grade for each subject is based on the
average of the three terms
Final Exam is included in Term 3 Grade
{Term 1 Grade + Term 2 Grade + Term 3 Grade} /
3 = Final Subject Grade
Has an Overall Average of 60, and
Has no more than 3 failing final grades in Academic
Subjects, and
 Has no more than 2 failing final grades in Performance
Arts/non-academic Subjects (this includes life skills)
 Has no more than a total of 4 failing subjects
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Form 3:
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Final Grade for each subject is based on the average of the three
terms and the Final Exam (in Sycamore exam is called Term 4)
{Term 1 Grade + Term 2 Grade + Term 3 Grade + Final Exam} / 4
= Final Subject Grade
Final Exam is a Separate Grade from the 3 Term Grades and is
formulated as Term 4.
Has an Overall Average of 60, and
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Has no more than 3 failing final grades in Academic Subjects
Has no more than 1 failing final grade in Performance Arts Subjects
Has no more than a total of 4 failing grades
Has no more than 2 failing grades for academic subjects to be taken up as
examination subjects
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A student who does not meet these requirements,
will be discussed during the reportcard meeting to
be conducted by Management and staff. After
hearing the advice of Inspection a decision is made
by the reportcard meeting.
Parents can appeal the decision of the reportcard
meeting by the board.
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As of Monday, Nov. 24th a new timetable will
go into effect.
Copies of timetable will be handed out to
students and staff on Friday, Nov. 22nd.
A number of changes are being made:
Reasons:
• Concern of students: too many and too long breaks
• Too much pressure on Staff with regards to supervision
• Create extra time for additional Art subjects and meetings
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New subjects: Drama/Theatre Arts and Vocals
(DAL/JAM)
French will start in Forms 1 and 2 (KER)
IT Classes for Forms 1 and 2 by other teacher
(KIN)
Questions?

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