Honors Criteria

2022-2023

DRYDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HONORS ELA, MATH, & SCIENCE CRITERIA ENTRANCE CRITERIA

 

ENTRANCE CRITERIA

Students should meet all three criteria for initial placement in an honors section:

 

REPORT CARD

In grades 6 and 7, student should earn a cumulative average of 93% in the content area (this includes final exams in grade 7). In grade 5, student should achieve at or above grade level expectations (3 or 4) in the content area standards throughout the year.

 

STAR PERFORMANCE

Student should achieve at or above the 75% Percentile Rank (PR) on two content area STAR assessments in the past year. For Science, on both STAR Math and STAR Reading, the student should achieve at or above the grade level for the class they are entering. *Parents should contact their child's ELA and/or Math teacher for score information throughout the school year as desired

 

CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE RUBRIC

Student should score at or above 90% on the classroom performance rubric filled out by the current content area teacher.

 

*A student should score a level 3 or 4 on the NYS ELA and Math exams to be eligible for a Regents level course. New students to the Dryden district and non-honors students may be moved into an honors section if criteria is met anytime after 5 weeks.  In science, students are assessed at the end of each school year. If students in 6th or 7th grade want to qualify for an honors class they will be considered after the 4th marking period. They will need to meet the minimum qualification listed on this page. Students will not be moved in or out during the year. Students that do not maintain the minimum grade over 4 marking periods will be moved out of the honors program for the following year. To qualify for Living Environment a student must be considered at the end of their 7th grade year. Students in Living Environment in 8th grade will follow the high school catalog for remaining in the class.

*In the case of a rare extenuating circumstance, a student may be placed in an honors section at the administrator’s discretion.

 

PROMOTIONAL CRITERIA

Once placed in an honors course, the student should maintain a 90% average in the course for the year in order to move on to the next grade level.

 

EXIT CRITERIA

Any honors student below 90% for the first 5, 10 or 15 weeks will get a report card comment reminding them of the 90% benchmark. At ten weeks, a student may be removed from the honors section if the first marking period average is below 80%. At twenty weeks, a student may be removed from the honors section if the cumulative average of the first two marking periods is below 85%. Removal from an honors section may occur at the administrator’s discretion at any time, pending a parent conference. For students placed in a high school level course, refer to the High School Course Catalog for additional exit criteria pertaining to that class.


Averages
High Honor Roll: 93-100
Honor Roll: 87-93


DMS HONORS CRITERIA 2021-2022.pdf