Grading

K-12 Grading Expectations:

The primary objective of reporting student progress in the District shall be to accurately inform the student and his or her parents of the student’s progress toward established goals.  In recognition of the fact that students learn at different rates for a variety of reasons, it is imperative that reasonable expectations be set for each student and that parents be made aware of these expectations.

Measurement of achievement must be based on reasonable expectations and on comparisons with typical standards of performance which are made on a district-wide basis. The District standards are set on the basis of sound learning theory and on national standards.  

Purposes of Grading:

  • Communicate the performance of students to their parents and others

  • Provide information for student self-evaluation

  • Document students’ performance to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programs

  • Help guide instruction


Principles of Grades:
We believe that grades should be:

  • Accurate

  • Fair

  • Specific

  • Meaningful

  • Timely

  • Supportive of Learning

GRADING in Kindergarten - Students will receive a standards based report card.  The marking key is as follows for all areas:

3

Meets grade level standards

2

Partial or inconsistent understanding of grade level standards

1

Not meeting grade level standards

NA

Not Assessed at this time

GRADING in First Grade - Students will receive a standards based report card.   The marking key is as follows for the areas of reading, writing, math and behavior:

4

Exceeds standards and shows in-depth understanding that goes beyond what was explicitly taught

3

Meets grade level standards

2

Partial or inconsistent understanding of grade level standards

1

Not meeting grade level standards

NA

Not Assessed at this time

GRADING in First Grade - Students will receive a standards based report card. The marking key is as follows for the areas of social studies, science and special areas.

3

Meets grade level standards

2

Partial or inconsistent understanding of grade level standards

1

Not meeting grade level standards

NA

Not Assessed at this time


GRADING in Second Grade - Students will receive a standards based report card.   The marking key is as follows for the areas of reading, writing and math:

4

Exceeds standards and shows in-depth understanding that goes beyond what was explicitly taught

3

Meets grade level standards

2

Partial or inconsistent understanding of grade level standards

1

Not meeting grade level standards

NA

Not Assessed at this time

GRADING in Second Grade - Students will receive a standards based report card. The marking key is as follows for the areas of social studies, science, behavior and special areas.

3

Meets grade level standards

2

Partial or inconsistent understanding of grade level standards

1

Not meeting grade level standards

NA

Not Assessed at this time


Notation of curriculum modifications will be made for each graded course.

Some exceptions to the grading system described may be made in the areas of support education instruction as noted in the Individual Educational Plan. Notation of curricular modifications and/or accommodations will be made for each graded course.

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