The purpose of the Grading Guidelines is to provide a shared understanding of grading practices. They also provide a framework for teachers to measure and report student mastery of essential concepts, while providing alignment of student grades with student achievement. Grading guidelines also provide a consistent practice across teachers, grade levels, and schools.
Below is a list of the current grading guidelines for Kindergarten through 6th grade.
- Measurement of individual achievement of learning goals – 60%
- Multiple measures of learning provided for students to demonstrate achievement on skills and concepts taught
- Examples include tests, quizzes, writing assignments, projects, labs, or any rubric based assignments
- Measurement of learning processes – 30%
- Teacher and peer supported learning activities that take place during class time
- Examples include shared reading, actors theater, group discussions, group projects
- Measurement of learning practice – 10%
- Examples include homework
The time needed for student learning and the amount of intervention required for student mastery of content varies from student to student. Students need to devote the extra time and take advantage of the additional support they require until they experience success. This extra practice may occur in many different ways and take place in various settings. For example, a student may attend tutoring offered before or after school or a student may receive support from a parent, sibling or friend who has the content knowledge to support the learning of the student. A learning website that offers the student additional practice is also acceptable. If the student provides the classroom teacher with documentation of this support along with completion of and has completed 80% or more classwork/homework then that student is eligible to re-test. Guidelines for re-testing are as follows:
Report Cards/Progress Reports:
- Re-test no later than four weeks from the original assessment or no later than the end of the quarter
- Grades reflected in the grade book are the best of all attempts
- Documentation of additional practice of tutoring or support
- Completed 80% or more classwork/homework
Official report cards/progress reports are posted eight times a year (four per semester).
The District grading scale on report cards reads:
A - 90%
B - 80%
C - 70%
D - 65%
F - below 65%