Dear Lower Lab Families,

Please see important information below regarding updates to the ESMS rubric.

**EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL – ADMISSIONS RUBRIC FOR 2019 – 2020**

**The maximum score is 400**

__The following criteria are considered:__

__Standardized test scores comprise 25% of the final score__

**4th Grade NYS Standardized Tests (ELA and Math)** – We will use the **Proficiency Score**

The highest possible score on both tests is 9.00 (4.50 on each test). Therefore a perfect score of 9.00 equals 100% and any score lower than a 9.00 will be calculated

accordingly (see example below):

** Example:** David has a 4.39 on his ELA and a 4.42 on his Math test. The total of these scores is 8.81. This is calculated as 97.89 percent*

*To calculate the percentage we divide the student score of 8.81 by the maximum score of 9.00. 8.81 divided by 9= .9789 or 97.89 percent

__4th Grade Final Report Card – We will use all 9 grades provided by the DOE*__

__The report card grades comprise 75% of the total score__

The highest possible score for each subject is a 4, therefore a perfect score would be 36 or 100%. The percentage value of any score lower than 36 will be calculated accordingly.

**Letter/Number grades will be scored as such:**

**A or (E)xcellent or 90 – 100 = 4**

**B or (G)ood or 80 – 89 = 3 **

**C or (S)atisfactory or 70-79 = 2**

**D or (N)eeds Improvement or 60-69 = 1**

**F or (U)nsatifactory or Below 60 = 0**

***Academic Grades: English, Math, Social Studies, Science**

***Social and Emotional Grades: Time Management, Organization, Perseverance, Asks for Help, Respect**

**We will then multiply the report card score by 3 to reflect 75% of the total points.**

** Example:** David received a 3 in Science, Time Management and Asks for Help. All other grades were a 4. His report card score is a 33 out of a possible 36 – this is calculated as 91.67 percent*

*To calculate the percentage we divide the student score of 33.00 by the maximum score of 36.00. 33.00 divided by 36.00 = .9167 or 91.67 percent

**This percentage is then multiplied by 3 to reflect 75% of the total score = 275.01**

**The Standardized Tests and Report Card Scores are then combined:**

**97.89 + 275.01 = 372.90. This is David’s total score.**

**For the 2019-20 school year, 17% of incoming 6th grade seats at ESMS will be prioritized for District 2 students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.**

**We do not accept applications with more than 10 latenesses or more than 15 unexcused absences**. Please do not contact us regarding your child’s 4th grade attendance. If your child’s absences/latenesses have been excused, your elementary school has already provided this information.