Homework is assigned to give the student practice/ experience working with the
concepts required in the state curriculum. Lab Reports show and are kept to demonstrate
that students have completed the state lab requirement for the course.
Tests/ Quizzes 80%
Lab Reports 15%
Homework/ Classwork 5%
All lab reports must be successfully completed and submitted in order to take the midterm and "Final" Regents Exam. There is a state requirement that students fullfill 1200 minutes of laboratory work and the submitted lab reports are kept as evidence of successful completion of this requirement. It is science department policy that lab reports that are not handed in on time receive a grade of 50%.