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    MIDDLE SCHOOL (7th & 8th Grade)


    7th and 8th Grade Point Distribution

     Grade Point Average 

    Norm Referenced Test 

    On-Site  Interview 

    On-Site Essay

    Total Possible Points

    20

    30

    25

    25

    =100

    Breakdown of Possible Point Distribution:

    Grade Point Average (20 points possible)

    GPA

    75-79

    80-84

    85-89

    90-94

    95-100

    Possible Points

    12

    14

    16

    18

    20

     

    Norm Referenced Test (30 points possible)

    Percentiles for MAP, ACP’s or other DISD approved assessments

    7th 

    5 each

    10 each

    15 each

    Reading

    (40-60)

    1497-1587

    (61-80)

    1588 -1678

    (81+)

    1679+

    Math

    (40-60)

    1532 -1622

    (61-80)

    1623 -1713

    (81+)

    1714+

    8th

    5 each

    10 each

    15 each

    Reading

    (40-60)

    1517 -1607

    (61-80)

    1608-1698

    (81+)

    1699+

    Math

    (40-60)

    1536 -1626

    (61-80)

    1627-1717

    (81+)

    1718+

     

    On Site Interview (25 points possible)

    The interview is a series of questions seeking to identify academically oriented, focused, driven and thoughtful students.

    The questions attempt to connect us with students that have potential and compatibility with our model.  

    Rubric

    Superior

    Above Average

    Average

    Below Average

    Poor

    Points

    25

    20

    15

    10

    5

     

    On Site Essay (25 points possible)

    The essay is an expository essay based on prompts inspired by 7th grade STAAR Writing prompts. Some sample prompts can be found here.

    The rubric is based on the 7th grade STAAR writing rubric.  

    Rubric

    Superior

    Above Average

    Average

    Below Average

    Poor

    Points

    25

    20

    15

    10

    5