Grading Policies - Then and Now


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GRADING POLICIES: THEN AND NOW


See the chart below for an overview of our grading policies from 2018 to the present:

 

Grade Levels

Administrative Regulation  5121 

Approved 2018

Administrative Regulation 5121.1 “Hold Harmless” 

 Emergency School Closures

Administrative Regulation 5121

Approved 2020

Elementary TK-5

Standards-based academic marks:

4= Exceeds

3= Meets

2= Approaching

1=  Little to no progress

N/A = Not Assessed

Unsatisfactory = not meeting standards


Citizenship marks:

C = Consistently

S = Sometimes

R = Rarely

Final academic and citizenship marks cannot be lower than the marks earned prior to the school closure


Same standards-based academic marks and citizenship marks used from AR 5121 Approved 2018



TK-12 standards-based grading policy:

Educators will 

-use multiple means to assess mastery

-includes opportunities for reflection, revision, and reassessment

-separate nonacademic factors from academic grade


Revised academic definitions TK-12:

A/4 = Exceeds standards

B/3 = Meets standards

C/2 = Approaching standards

D/1 = Beginning progress towards standards

F/Unsatisfactory = Little to no progress towards standards


New citizenship marks with 4-point scale TK-12:

E/4 = Exceeds

M/3= Meets

I/2  = Inconsistent

U/1 = Unsatisfactory


Board approved on October 13, 2020


Two-year implementation process

Secondary 6-12

Leveled academics marks:

A = Superior

B = Above Average

C = Satisfactory

D = Below Average

F = Failure


Citizenship marks:

E = Excellent

G = Good

S= Satisfactory

N = Needs Improvement

U = Unsatisfactory

Final academic and citizenship marks cannot be lower than the marks earned prior to the school closure


Same leveled academic marks and citizenship marks used from AR 5121 Approved 2018 EXCEPT for use of NG and IP marks


No Grade (NG) used instead of an “F”:

- NG does not factor into the overall GPA

- Graduation waiver available for students who earned an NG in a course as long as minimum state graduation requirements were met


In Progress (IP) used instead of a D or F to give students additional time to earn a C or higher:

-Per teacher discretion

-Work would need to be completed within 12 weeks of next grading term


Does not apply to Summer School 2020 or 2020-21 School Year