• Freshmen Exploratory Evaluation
    During the first half of the school year, our freshmen are introduced to multiple career pathways by participating in seven different programs. This exploratory experience allows students to develop and revise their career plan, which reflects a personal vision of their future. Exploratory instructors evaluate each student based upon the following rubric/scoring guide utilized by all vocational areas. 

    Additional language translations of this rubric are available in Spanish and Portuguese.
     
     
  • COMPETENCY IN TECHNICAL AREA – Skill Development

     
    20 Performs all tasks as assigned and demonstrates a highly positive work ethic 90–100% of the time. The student asks appropriate questions for clarification and makes connections between new and previously learned skills. Adapts easily to shop procedures and tools required in their trade area.
     
    15 Performs most tasks as assigned and demonstrates a positive work ethic 75–89% of the time. The student asks some appropriate questions for clarification and makes connections between information learned in earlier classes to current information some of the time. Adapts easily to shop procedures and tools required in their trade area.
     
    10 Performs some tasks as assigned and demonstrates a positive work ethic 60–74% of the time. The student rarely asks appropriate questions for clarification, makes few connections between information learned in earlier classes to current information, works fairly
    well with other team members, and is observed to be respectful to others some of the time. Sometimes, adapts to shop procedures 
                        and tools required in their trade area.
     
    5 Performs few tasks as assigned and demonstrates a positive work ethic less than 60% of the time. The student was not observed to ask appropriate questions for clarification or make connections between new and previously learned skills. They do not adapt well to shop procedures and tools required in their trade area.
     
     
  • FOLLOWS TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS – Employability

     
    20 Given appropriate learning conditions, the student demonstrates the ability to follow instructions 90–100% of the time, producing results consistent with the standard model.


    15 Given appropriate learning conditions, the student demonstrates the ability to follow instructions 75–89% of the time, producing results mostly consistent with the standard model.


    10 Given appropriate learning conditions, the student demonstrates the ability to follow instructions 60–74% of the time, producing results somewhat consistent with the standard model.


    5 Given appropriate learning conditions, the student demonstrates the ability to follow instructions less than 60 percent of the time, producing results inconsistent with the standard model.
     
     
  • QUALITY OF WORK – Workmanship
     
    20 Precise, exceptional quality workmanship on all assignments related to the industry. The student completes 90–100% of the work, including assigned homework, faster than expected, and asks for more work.


    15 Good workmanship on all assignments and meets average entry-level industry standards. The student completes 75–89% of the work, including assigned homework, within the given time frame.


    10 Below average workmanship, meets minimum entry-level industry standards. The student completes 60–74% of the work, including assigned homework. The completed work is not always submitted in the given time frame.


    5 Poor quality workmanship does not meet minimum entry-level industry standards. The student completes less than 60% of the work, including assigned homework. The completed work is not submitted in the given time frame.
     
     
  • SAFETY – Workplace Readiness
     
    20 Follows program guidelines for safety apparel and equipment 90–100% of the time. Operates equipment safely. The student is observed to make a conscious effort to be safe at all times.


    15 Follows program guidelines for safety apparel and equipment guidelines 75–89% of the time. The student has been corrected for one instance of unsafe use of equipment. The student is observed to make a conscious effort to be safe most of the time.


    10 Follows program guidelines for safety apparel and equipment 60–74% of the time. The student has been corrected for more than one instance of unsafe use of equipment. The student has been observed to require reminders about safety procedures.


    5Follows program guidelines for safety apparel and equipment operations 60% of the time or less. The student does not operate equipment safely, is generally unsafe and/or creates an unsafe environment.
     
     
  • SHOP BEHAVIOR – Professionalism

     
    20 Takes a leadership role and contributes information meaningfully. The student is observed to be respectful to peers and instructors, punctual and present for all activities, and always where they are assigned. Always wears required shop attire.


    15 Observed to be respectful to peers and instructors. Dismissed or tardy one day; in the assigned area most of the time. Usually wears required shop attire.


    10 Observed to be respectful to peers and instructors. Dismissed or tardy two times; in the assigned area some of the time. Missing required shop attire.


    5 Does not demonstrate respect for peers or instructors. Dismissed or tardy three or more times; rarely in the assigned area. Does not wear required shop attire.


  • Grade Calculation Procedures
    Students can earn up to 20 points in each of the 5 categories on their Exploratory Evaluation, for a total of up to 100 points per exploratory cycle. The score will reflect how well the student performs based on the standards listed for each category.  

    Student Absence During an Exploratory Cycle 
    Student absences will affect the student’s exploratory score.    

    In the event of a student absence, students are highly encouraged to make up the time/work missed. It is the student’s responsibility to seek out the vocational teacher to arrange for makeup work before the end of the following academic cycle. The teacher shall be responsible for grading and submitting a grade change form to the Vocational Office prior to the end of the next exploratory cycle.    

    Grading is based upon the first five days of an extended cycle (Shall one occur).




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