Here’s a list of all the sources of XP for the fourth quarter.
Quizzes – 160 XP Each
There will be thirty quizzes available on my website for students to complete. You can earn up to 160 XP for a perfect score on these quizzes; if you don’t get 160 XP, retake the quizzes until you do! To access the quizzes, click “Quizzes” at the top of the website, or click here: Quizzes.
CGA Post Test – 4,000 XP
The CGA Post Test will count as our End of the Course Test for Comprehensive Science 2. There are two ways to gain XP: 2,000 XP for a 30 point growth over the CGA Pre Test, and 2,000 XP for showing a mastery score of 70% correct. More information and a rubric can be found on the main page, or by clicking here: CGA Post Test.
Essay Rewrites – 1,000 XP Each
This year we wrote two essays. Both were written in an argumentative/persuasive style. Students can rewrite either of these essays with the new evidence we’ve gone over in class (such as Your Inner Fish) to strengthen their original arguments. The prompts are as follows:
- “Should Parents Be Able to Choose Their Children’s Genes?”
- “Does Your Family Tree Include Fish?”
Essays are expected to be at least five paragraphs long for full credit. I will be using the FSA Writing Test rubric to score these essays. If you search through my website, you can find the original articles we used for these assignments.
Fossil Expedition – 2,000 XP
Students can work solo or in pairs to develop a five day fossil trip and budget. Here’s more information on that assignment:
Remember that students begin with 0 XP and work on gaining XP to increase grades.
500 XP = D
2,000 XP = C
4,250 XP = B
8,000 XP = A