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Wednesday, Jan. 10 (A) – Thursday, Jan. 11 (B): Mid-Year Level Set & Introduce “Pavement Chalk Art”

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  • Remember the 7th grade late work policy shifts in the second semester. Effective Jan. 9, 2018 students will not receive credit for late work. Exceptions include extenuating circumstances communicated with the teacher in advance and accommodations.
  • Check here for extra credit opportunities.
  • Due to holidays from school, the first Make-Up Monday for Quarter 3 will be on Jan. 22. Sign up in advance if you plan to attend. All quarter 3 sign-up sheets are already hung outside the classroom.


  • Internet willing, students took their Achieve 3000 Level Set in class today. If absent, please make-up the assessment upon your return to class. Level Set tests MUST be completed in class with teacher supervision.
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  • The class watched the “3-D Pavement Chalk Art” video and discussed Julian Beever’s medium, and the pros/cons to his unconventional medium to set the stage for the “Pavement Chalk Art” activity for next class.


  • Collections textbook needed daily in class until told otherwise. Please aim to bring textbook as the internet hasn’t been the most reliable and could prevent you from accessing the online book.
  • Return The Contender novel to the media center. Books must be returned to Ms. Mayer, or placed on her circulation desk (across from Counseling Corner.)
  • Complete two choice articles between midnight on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 – Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at 11:59 P.M. Do NOT complete the Level Set at home. If you have an extenuating circumstance, communicate it with your teacher to make alternative arrangements for this week’s A3Ks. Printed articles can be provided.

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Wednesday, 8/16 (A) & Thursday, 8/17 (B): Achieve 3000 Level Set Baseline Test

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  • Every Wednesday, wear college shirts.


  • Students turned in their signed syllabus to the class inbox for full credit. Students who did not have the assignment ready to submit have one extra class period this semester (as per 7th grade late work policy) to submit for partial credit.
  • The class reviewed computer expectations and students were assigned their personal computer to use in this class. If absent, or you forget, please check the clipboard on the cart.
  • We reviewed the importance of doing your best on the Achieve 3000 Level Set Baseline Test and discussed how students should aim to earn between a 970L – 1120L. Please refer to the chart we used in class (below) to see where the different ranges fall.
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  • Students completed the Level Set Baseline in class. If absent, or you did not finish WAIT to complete the assessment in class. It’s important that this assessment is administered at school under teacher’s supervision.
  • Students turned in their Personality Tests. If your class did not have a chance to review the results, we will go over this in a future class when the papers are returned to you.
  • Students completed the Student Interest Survey (Kahoot/paper copies depending on time.) Classes that completed the paper copy, this is due by the start of next class but could be submitted today if complete.
  • Here is today’s power point.


  • Bring Collections textbook (black cover) to class next time.
  • Parent extra credit email. Have your parents email barkers1@duvalschools.org by 8/24 (A) & 8/25 (B.) To earn the five extra credit points, the email needs to include: 1) the name you go by in class, this includes your last name 2) class period you have ELA 3) one fact they want me to know about you. It can be as simple as a favorite food, or it can be something more personable. I will reply to let them know I have received the email.

If you haven’t done so already,

  • Get syllabus signed and returned by next class for partial credit.
  • Complete summer reading assignments and submit by 9/5 (B) & 9/6 (A) for full credit. Exception: new-to-Landon students have until the end of the first quarter.


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Assigned Achieve 3000 FAQ

#1 – Q: I earned a 75% on the activity, but it shows up as 90% in Focus, has there been a mistake?

Scoring vs. Grade in Focus:

A: No. Since a 75% score earned on Achieve 3000 is considered proficient mastery of the standard/skill, the grade in Focus has been adjusted/scaled for first try scores only as shown below:

  1. 100% scored = 20 points or 100 A
  2. 88% scored = 19 points or 95 A
  3. 75% scored = 18 points or 90 A
  4. 63% scored = 17 points or 85 B
  5. 50% scored = 16 points or 80 B
  6. 38% scored = 15 points or 75 C
  7. 25% scored = 14 points or 70 C
  8. 13% scored = 13 points or 65 D
  9. 0% scored = 12 points or 60 D

Assignment not completed = 0 points or 0 F

#2 – Q: How do I log-in to Achieve 3000?

A: Please follow the link to this post with specific directions.

#3 – Q: Is Achieve 3000 graded for accuracy or effort?

A: Accuracy. We want to know that students have mastered the standard/skill we’re currently working on. However, the percentages don’t align with our traditional concept of percentages. A 75% on a traditional grading scale would be considered average, but a 75% on Achieve 3000 is considered proficient, so the score earned is adjusted into terms of a traditional scale. For that scale, please reference question #1. This adjustment will have a less severe impact on student’s grades, but students are still expected to do their best on these assignments as each month their Lexile Level may be adjusted to reflect the previous month’s progress.

#4 – Q: How is my Lexile level adjusted?

A: Through the completion of articles done in class. The specific rules are as follows:

  • Students need to complete 4 Achieve 3000 articles per month in class.
  • Students need to score 75% or better on their first try. This will help students improve their Lexile scores.
  • While you can log-in and practice any time, only work completed in class counts toward adjusting your Lexile scores.

#5 – Q: I logged in and instead of the usual green screen, I see a white screen. What do I do?

A: STOP, log out. If you’re panicked about an assignment, email your teacher to alert them the Level Set has appeared and notify them this is why you have not completed the assignment. This is the Level Set Test and needs to be monitored by the teacher in class. The teacher will understand you cannot complete the assignment and will respect your mature decision to wait on finishing the assignment in order to complete the Level Set Test.

#6 – Q: How can I check my Lexile level?

A: Click on the ‘Resources’ tab. Select ‘Career Center’ from the drop down menu. Select a career by clicking on any button and checking the career’s check box. Scroll to the bottom and click ‘Find Careers.’ This will list your current lexile and lexile level for your career goal. Please note the lexile level does not adjust instantly after a Level Set.

#7 – Q: What are the ranges for Lexile levels?

A: It varies by grade levels. Please refer to the following chart:

Please note your teacher is aware of your level and no matter where you fall in your range has differentiated instruction to meet your needs.



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