• SCUC ISD Student Grading Guidelines (click here)


    Many types of grades are given – playing grades, seating grades, written grades, pencil tests, concert grades, etc.  Some are given without warning (e.g., pencil check grade).  Late assignments will be accepted within 3 school days, not to exceed the end of the grading period.  Late work is penalized 10 points per day with a maximum of 30 points.

    Distribution of 9 week grading cycle:

    • 50% Summative – to include playing tests, concert performances, concert rehearsals and warm-ups, concert etiquette and attendance, and written tests. Majority of these tests will be scheduled in advance, allowing students ample preparation time.  Concerts will be scheduled in advance and are mandatory.
    • 50% Formative – to include classroom participation and weekly written assignments.  Students will begin with a 100 at the beginning of every week.  These weekly grades will be based on readiness and participation.  Students will lose points per day for forgotten supplies and will lose 20 points per day for forgotten instruments. 

    Tests and Exams

    Playing tests and exams, generally assigned every other week, consist of an assigned excerpt from the orchestral repertoire learned during class.  Occasionally, it may be necessary to give a written test.  If a concert occurs during one of these two-week periods, it usually takes place of the test or exam.  These tests and exams are designed to measure the independent musical thought processes and abilities of the student.  Class time is not used to specifically review for these tests; students should feel free to ask specific questions regarding the exam.