• Freshman Exploratory Evaluation
    In the first trimester, 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
     
    40 Performs all tasks as assigned and demonstrates a highly positive work ethic 90–100% of the time. Student asks appropriate questions for clarification. Student makes connections between new and previously learned skills. Adapts easily to shop procedures and tools required in trade area.
     
    30 Performs most tasks as assigned and demonstrates a positive work ethic 75–89% of the time. 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 trade area.
     
    20
    Performs some tasks as assigned and demonstrates a positive work ethic 60–74% of the time. 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 trade area.
     
    10 Performs few tasks as assigned and demonstrates a positive work ethic less than 60% of the time.  Is not observed to ask appropriate questions for clarification or make connections between new and previously learned skills. Does not adapt well to shop procedures and tools required in trade area.
     
     
  • FOLLOWS TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS – Employability
     
    40 Given appropriate learning conditions, student demonstrates ability to follow instructions 90–100% of the time producing results consistent with the standard model.
     

    30 Given appropriate learning conditions, student demonstrates ability to follow instructions 75–89% of the time producing results mostly consistent with the standard model.
     
     
    20 Given appropriate learning conditions, student demonstrates ability to follow instructions 60–74% of the time producing results somewhat consistent with standard model.
     
     
    10 Given appropriate learning conditions, student demonstrates ability to follow instructions less than 60 percent of the time producing results inconsistent with standard model.
     
     
  • QUALITY OF WORK – Workmanship
     
    40 Precise, exceptional quality workmanship on all assignments related to industry. Completes 90–100% of work, including homework assigned, faster than expected. Asks for more work.
     
     
    30 Good workmanship on all assignments, meets average entry-level industry standards. Completes 75–89% of work, including homework assigned, within the given time frame.
     
     
    20 Below average workmanship, meets minimum entry-level industry standards. Completes 60–74% of work, including homework assigned. Completed work is not always submitted in the given time frame.
     
     
    10 Poor quality workmanship, does not meet minimum entry-level industry standards. Completes less than 60% of work, including homework assigned. Completed work is not submitted in the given time frame.
     
     
  • SAFETY – Workplace Readiness
     
    40 Follows program guidelines for safety apparel and equipment 90–100% of the time. Operates equipment safely. Student is observed to makes a conscious effort to be safe at all times.
     
     
    30 Follows program guidelines for safety apparel and equipment guidelines 75–89% of the time. Student has been corrected for one instance of unsafe use of equipment. Student is observed to makes a conscious effort to be safe most of the time.
     
     
    20 Follows program guidelines for safety apparel and equipment 60–74% of the time. Student has been corrected for more than one instance of unsafe use of equipment. Student has been observed to require reminders about safety procedures.
     
     
    10 Follows program guidelines for safety apparel and equipment operations 60% of the time or less. Does not operate equipment safely, is generally unsafe and/or creates an unsafe environment.
     
     
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    SHOP BEHAVIOR – Professionalism

     
     
    40 Takes a leadership role, contributes meaningfully information. Student is observed to be respectful to peers and instructors. Punctual and present for all activities; always where assigned. Always wears required shop attire.
     
     
     
    30 Observed to be respectful to peers and instructors. Dismissed or tardy one day; in assigned area most of the time. Usually wears required shop attire.
     
     
     
    20 Observed to be respectful to peers and instructors. Dismissed or tardy two times; in assigned area some of the time. Missing required shop attire.
     
     
     
    10 Does not demonstrate respect for peers or instructors. Dismissed or tardy three or more times; rarely in assigned area. Does not wear required shop attire.
     
     
     
     
  • Grade Calculation Procedures
    Students are to receive points in each category on the Exploratory Evaluation each day. The highest number of points a student can receive in each of the five categories is 40 for a total no higher than 200 points each day. The instructor will grade students each day in all five categories. The score will reflect how well the student performs based on the standards listed for each category.  
     
    At the end of the week, each category will be totaled and divided by the number of days in that exploratory cycle. The average is then entered into the weekly average box. The maximum number of points a student can earn is 200.
     

    Student Absence During an Exploratory Cycle
    In the event of a student absence, as stated previously, the divisor used will be the number of days in that cycle. Students who miss time during an exploratory cycle will receive a zero grade for the days they are absent. Therefore if a student is absent one day out of a five day cycle the highest grade they could attain would be a 160. Students are highly encouraged to make up the time/work missed. It is the student responsible 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 grading cycle (term or end of last Exploratory Cycle). 
     
    Grading is based upon the first five days of an extended cycle.
     
    NOTE: Weekly average for each category is determined by adding daily scores and dividing by the number of days in that cycle.


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