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ECONOMICS

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MR. CRAWFORD


AP ECONOMICS GRADE DESCRIPTORS


A Students
(85-100)

These students have a thorough understanding of the content that is presented in the course.  They comprehend the means by which societies organize themselves for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.  They excel at reading, interpreting, and creating graphs and charts that illustrate the content.  These students can make connections between the current unit of study and past units of study.  They display proficiency with the research process.  Their written work exhibits a comprehensive understanding of economic ideas, has a clear and well-defined thesis statement, provides significant detail to support their thesis, and is analytical.  Further, these students are able to effectively communicate verbally during class discussions and formal presentations.  Finally, A students display self-motivation, initiative, and intellectual curiosity. These students consistently:

       Complete superior work on tests and quizzes

       Submit essays, papers, charts, and graphs that clearly and succinctly articulate a multifaceted understanding of the content

       Complete homework on time with superior attention to detail

       Are constructively engaged in class discussions and activities, asking relevant questions and making comments that illustrate detailed comprehension of the material

       Effectively communicate relevant material during formal presentations


B Students
(75-84)

These students have a thorough understanding of the content that is presented in the course.  They have an understanding of the means by which societies organize themselves for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.  They have the ability to read, interpret, and create graphs and charts illustrating the content.  These students make some connections between the current unit of study and past units of study.  They demonstrate proficiency with the research process.  Their written work exhibits an understanding of economic ideas, has a clear thesis statement, provides ample detail to support their thesis; however, their analysis is not fully developed.  Further, these students are able to communicate fairly well during class discussions and formal presentations.  Finally, these students display self-motivation, initiative, and intellectual curiosity. B students consistently:

       Complete very good work on tests and quizzes

       Submit essays, papers, charts, and graphs that articulate a clear understanding of the content

       Usually complete homework on time and with attention to detail

       Are appropriately engaged in class discussions and activities, asking questions and/or making comments that illustrate comprehension of the material

       Sufficiently communicate relevant material during formal presentations


C Students
(60-74)

These students have some understanding of the content that is presented in the course.  They have some difficulty understanding the means by which societies organize themselves for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.  Their ability to read, interpret, and create graphs and charts is limited.  These students make limited connections between the current unit of study and past units of study.  They demonstrate some proficiency with the research process.  Their written work exhibits little understanding of economic ideas, has an unclear thesis statement, and has limited detail to support the thesis.  Further, these students seldom communicate verbally during class discussions and have limited formal presentation skills.  C students typically:

       Complete satisfactory work on tests and quizzes

       Submit essays, papers, charts, and graphs that poorly articulate an understanding of the content

       Seldom complete homework on time or with attention to detail

       Are sometimes engaged in class discussions and activities, occasionally asking a question or making a comment that is relevant to the material

  • Communicate material during formal presentations, but struggle with content and/or    delivery

F Students
(0-59)

These students have an inadequate understanding of the content that is presented in the course.  They lack the ability to understand the means by which societies organize themselves for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.  Their ability to read, interpret, and create graphs and charts is unsatisfactory.  They are unable to make connections between the current unit of study and past units of study.  They demonstrate significant difficulty with the research process.  Their written work indicates poor understanding of economic ideas and has no thesis statement.  Further, these students rarely communicate verbally during class discussions and lack formal presentation skills.  F students typically:

       Complete unsatisfactory work on tests and quizzes

       Submit essays, papers, charts, and graphs that fail to articulate an understanding of the content

       Seldom complete homework on time; homework, when it is submitted, is not complete and/or shows no attention to detail

       Are not engaged in the class 

       Exhibit few, if any, formal presentation skills