Quick Word on Quest Grades

Dear Parents,

Just a quick heads up: All students are scored on a Pass/Fail basis for Quest class. Grades are determined using a rubric connected to the Habits of Mind — things like persistence, creative thinking, determination and hard work.

All students on the Gnomes team have earned a passing grade for this period for the first quarter — and unless something changes dramatically, it’s likely that all students on the Gnomes team will receive a passing grade for the entire year.

While we don’t have access to a parent/student view of the gradebook that you see in Home Base, we’ve received a few emails from parents concerned because they see zeros in their child’s Quest average. If that’s the case, we’re sorry! That may be a function of having only one score — a “pass” grade — listed in the averages instead of multiple assignments listed.

Rest assured, though, that your children are not failing Quest time. You will see a “P” for pass on their report cards.

Hope this helps,
Bill Ferriter