In order to get a 4 under conventions it says:
- demonstrates consistent and sophisticated command of grade-level conventions of standard written English
- may contain a few minor errors that do not interfere with meaning
Next to that first bullet point is the number 2. Looking at the footnote that says:
Conventions of standard written English include sentence structure, grammar, usage, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
To me that means spelling DOES in fact matter and this raises a HUGE concern for me.
I am aware that this won't count against a students grade, and it won't count against a teachers evaluation, but I believe it will count against a school.
Food for thought.