Al-Madinah School

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Curriculum & Assessments

 CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT 
 
At Al - Madinah Elementary school we nurture a child’s natural love of learning with caring teachers and a stimulating curriculum. Al Madinah Elementary School's curriculum meets the rigorous New York State Common Core Standards.These standards serve as a consistent set of expectations for what students should learn and be able to do in each grade level, so that we can ensure that every student is on track for college and career readiness. We work to ensure that students will gain the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise to succeed and move beyond just the basic competency. We also work to promote rigorous high order thinking skills needed to prepare them for the 21st century learning.
 
Monitoring, assessing and creating a quality curriculum is an ongoing priority due to the range of grade levels each curriculum covers, the quality of the available instructional materials, and the changing expectations for student learning. At Al-Madinah School we use many different types of monitoring and assessing to drive our instruction in the classroom. We emphasize the common core standards based curriculum and monitor performance-based learning and assessment  in order to build our instruction in the classrooms. 
 
The Curriculum and assessments that we are currently using  are the latest and most up to date:
 
GRADES K-2 
 GRADES 3-5
Literacy  Mathematics  Literacy Mathematics 
  • Scott Foresman: Reading Street Common Core Edition
  • Envision 2.0 Common Core
  • Scott Foresman: Reading Street Common Core Edition
  • Envision 2.0 Common Core
  • Writing Pathways By: Lucy Calkins
  • i-Ready 
  • Writing Pathways By: Lucy Calkins
  • i-Ready 
  • i-Ready 
  • Terra-Nova Math Exam 
  • i-Ready 
  • New York State Mathematics Exam 3 -5
  • Fountas & Pinnell - Benchmark Assessment System 1
 
  • Fountas & Pinnell - Benchmark Assessment System 2
 
  • Terra-Nova Reading Exam 
 
  • New York State ELA Exam 3-5
 
 
 
 

Al-Madinah School – Elementary Division


STUDENT EVALULATION POLICY


There are four marking periods in the year.  Each marking period is approximately 10 weeks long.  Grades are calculated at the end of each marking period.  Each marking period contributes 25% of the final grade.  The final grade is the average of four marking periods.


To ensure that our students are “college and career ready,” our Elementary School Grading Policy is aligned to meet the rigorous expectations of the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.


For academic subjects, the marking period is calculated as follows:


                                                20% Homework

        30% Class work and participation

        50% Assessments


Once the numeric grade is calculated, it is converted to the New York State Performance Standards Levels.  


Non-academic subjects (Phys. Ed., Art, STEM, Coding, Handwriting) are graded as follows:


       E = Excellent

      G = Good

      S = Satisfactory

      N = Needs Improvement

      U = Unsatisfactory


In addition, students are graded on conduct and comments and homeroom grades.  Please see sample report card.


NEW YORK STATE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS LEVELS



Level 4


94 – 100

Indicates student exceeds New York State Common Core Learning Standards


Level 3


80 – 93

Indicates student meets New York State Common Core Learning Standards.


Level 2


65 – 79

Indicates student is approaching New York State Common Core Learning Standards.


Level 1


64 & below

Indicates student does not meet/is below the level of the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.



PROMOTION STANDARDS


Students must be reading at grade level in order to be promoted to the next grade.


Reading Levels


Grade

Level

Grade

Level

K

E/F or above

3

Q or above

1

L or above

4

U or above

2

N or above

5

W or above


Grades

                                              Standards


K – 2

Students must pass Reading & Language, Mathematics, and Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies with a 2.5 or above.


3 – 4

Students must pass Reading & Language, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies and Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies with a grade of 2.5 or above,

5

Students must pass all subjects with a 2.5 or above.


Attendance Regulations


According to the New York City Chancellor’s Regulations, students must have a 90% attendance rate in order to be promoted to the next grade.