• BLACK HORSE PIKE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

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    English Department: Research Requirements

     GRADINGAll research-based reports will count as two assessment grades (20%) of the marking period in which they were assigned. 

    Research Requirements: 9th & 10th Grade

    1.      If a student fails to complete the research assignment on the due date, the teacher will deduct points for lateness as stipulated in the written description of the assignment given by the teacher to the student.  Research assignments must be handed in within 5 days of the due date in order to earn a late grade.  Unless lateness has been approved by the teacher due to extenuating circumstances, no late research projects will be accepted more than 5 days past the due date.

    2.      If the student fails to submit a research project on the due date, the teacher must call the parent or guardian to inform him/her of this delinquency and explain the consequences in regard to the student’s grade average.

    3.      If the student plagiarizes his/her research assignment, he/she will receive a 0 for the assignment.

     

    Research Requirements: 11th & 12th Grade

    1.      To receive credit for an 11th–grade or 12th-grade Honors, Accelerated, or College Prep English course, a student must complete a research assignment that meets English Department standards as stipulated in the written description of the assignment given by the teacher to the student.

    2.      If a student fails to complete the research assignment on the due date, the teacher will deduct points for lateness as stipulated in the written description of the assignment given by the teacher to the student. Research assignments must be handed in within 5 days of the due date in order to earn a late grade.  Unless lateness has been approved by the teacher due to extenuating circumstances, no late research projects will be graded more than 5 days past the due date.

    3.      If the student does not submit the research assignment, he/she will receive an “Incomplete” for that marking period until the assignment is completed.  The paper may receive a 0 for lateness.

    4.      If the teacher gives a student an “Incomplete” for failing to submit a research project, the teacher must call the parent or guardian to inform him/her that the student will not be promoted to the next grade level of English or will not graduate unless the research assignment is completed.  The student will be given a 0 as the final grade for the course, will not be allowed to make up the course in summer school, and will repeat the course the following year.

    5.      If the student does not complete the research assignment by mid-marking period of the fourth marking period, the teacher will notify the supervisor.  The supervisor will notify the student’s guidance counselor and vice principal.  The supervisor will send a letter to the student’s parent or guardian to inform both the student and the parent or guardian that the student will not be promoted to the next grade level of English or, if he/she is a senior, will not graduate unless the research assignment is completed. The final grade for the course will be changed to a "0."

    6.      If the student plagiarizes his/her research assignment, he/she will receive a 0 for the assignment and must submit a second paper that satisfies the course requirement.  If the student does not submit the second assignment, he/she will be given a 0 as the final grade for the course, will not attend summer school, and will repeat the course the following year.