All students may earn up to 5% that is added to the coursework mark (i.e., your mark in the course before the course culminating evaluation). The number of extra per cent depends on the quality of submitted work in the Student Portfolio.
How Does the Student Portfolio Work?
1. In-class work or assigned homework will be collected throughout the course and graded on a scale of 0 to 5.
2. Collected work may be either an individual-based or group-based product.
3. A "0" means the work is not submitted, a "1 to 2" range means the work is below course expectations, a "3" range means the work meets course expectations, a "4" range means the work is above course expectations, and a "5" means the work is exceptionally thorough and insightful. Marks move up in increments of 0.25, meaning quarter, half, and three-quarter marks are possible (e.g., a product may be graded as a 4.25).
4. For each reporting period, a students' Portfolio scores are added up and divided by the number of collected pieces of work to produce a value out of 5. For example, their are 11 pieces of work collected so far in the course and student "X" has Portfolio work valued at 3.5, 4, 4, 3, 4, 5, 2.5, 3, 4, 4.5, and 5. This means at the time of reporting their Portfolio is valued at 3.9 (42.5/11 = 3.86).
5. This Portfolio value is added to a students' reported mark. For example, a student with a course mark of 77% with a Portfolio value of 3.9 will see an 81% on their report card (rounded from 80.9%).
THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE YOUR FOCUS AND DAY-TO-DAY EFFORTS IN-CLASS and at HOME PAY-OFF IN A MEANINGFUL and CONCRETE WAY. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS INCENTIVE.