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Grade Scale and Grade Period (Revised)

Grading Scale

100-92.5 A
92.4 - 84.5 B
84.49 - 74.5 C
74.4-69.5 D
69.4-0 F
 
Special Area Grading Scales
Science, Social Studies, And Science 1st and 2nd Grade
Writing up to 5th Grade
E Excellent
S Satisfactory
U Unsatisfactory
Grading Procedures Meeting Version 4-29-15 I. K (Standard-based Grades) a. Teachers will use 1, 2, 3, 4 to indicate level of mastery for each standard. b. A district assessment will be administered to each Kindergartener every nine weeks II. 1st -8th Special Areas (Art, Music, PE) a. Note: 1st -8th in 2015-2016; 2nd-8th in 2016-2017; 3rd-8th in 2017-2018 b. Teachers must report a minimum of a mid-term grade and a final grade. c. All grades will be reported as A, B, C, D or F i. A=97 ii. B=89 iii. C=80 iv. D=72 v. F=65 d. Summer professional development will occur to develop rubric to indicate what each letter grade III. 1st -3rd a. Reading will have its own report card grade. Reading grade should include comprehension, phonics, vocabulary, etc. Teacher discretion will be used to determine weighting and categories. b. Handwriting and Spelling will be reported separately on the report card with no specific categories or weighting guidelines provided by the district. c. Language Arts will have its own report card grade made up of: Grammar - 50% Composition - 50% d. 1st -2nd Grade Science and Social Studies i. All grades will be reported as A, B, C, D or F ii. Summer professional development will occur to develop rubric to indicate what each letter grade represents e. 1st Grade will use a standards-based report card beginning 2016-2017 f. 2nd Grade will use a standards-based report card beginning 2017-2018 IV. 4th -8th a. One RLA report card grade based on the following weighted categories: i. Grammar - 25% ii. Reading Informational Text - 25% iii. Reading Literature - 25% iv. Composition/Speaking/Listening – 25% b. 4th grade handwriting will be reported separately on the report card with no specific categories or weighting guidelines provided by the district. V. Extra Credit for Elementary Classes a. Extra credit is optional. The teachers who choose to allow extra credit may do so with one of the following options: b. All grades and all subjects’ final grades may not exceed 100. Extra credit may be added in various ways, but pay attention to the final average to ensure it meets the guidelines above. i. EC Option 1: Put in the assignment grade (even above 100) and then negatively adjust term average at the end if it exceeds 100 for all regular classes. ii. EC Option 2: Create an assignment in the appropriate category (daily or test) with a maximum score of 0 and a weight multiplier of 1.00 to accumulate extra credit points. iii. EC Option 3: Adjust daily assignment grades along the way (ex. student makes 104 on an assignment, teacher gives student 100 in the gradebook and then adds 4 points to a lesser scoring assignment) iv. EC Option 4: Teacher decides to only allow extra credit points up to a certain grade (ex. teacher adds points to give assignment grade up to 100) VI. 9th-12th a. All final averages should not exceed 100 except for the following classes: i. Honors classes and NIC classes may extend up to 103 ii. Dual Credit classes may extend up to 104 iii. AP classes may extend up to 105 VII. High School Credit Recovery a. Credit Recovery guidelines depend on when the student failed the class. b. If the student failed the class prior to Fall 2014, then they may follow the “old” guidelines i. Grade of 55 or above in any subject ii. 27 hours of seat time required iii. Once seat time is completed, the grade is calculated at 50% previous grade and 50% credit recovery grade. c. If the student failed the class in Fall 2014 and forward, then they will follow the new guidelines listed below. d. New Credit Recovery Guidelines: i. Algebra I: A final grade of 64 or below will be cause for students to repeat Algebra IB ii. Other Classes: Students must finish the failed course with a grade not lower than 60 in order to participate in credit recovery. iii. Only core curriculum classes are eligible for credit recovery. iv. Honors credit is lost if a student fails an honors course. If allowed to attend credit recovery from an honors failure, students will receive regular credit. e. Grading: i. The original class grade counts 50% and the recovery grade counts 50%. The average of the two grades must be a 69.5 or higher in order to receive credit. f. Attendance: i. If a student fails and has missed 15 or more days, the class must be repeated. No credit recovery for truancy. ii. Seat time required for recovery is a minimum of 27 hours. iii. If a student fails to attend credit recovery 70% of the time, he/she will be required to repeat the class. g. Discipline: i. Students may be dismissed from credit recovery for failure to follow school rules. VIII. Extra Credit for High School Classes a. High school courses’ final grades may not exceed 100 with the exceptions of Honors classes and NIC (103); Dual Credit classes (104); and AP (105). b. Extra credit is optional. c. Extra credit may be added in various ways, but pay attention to the final average to ensure it meets the guidelines above. The teachers who choose to allow extra credit may do so with one of the following options: i. EC Option 1: Put in the assignment grade (even above 100) and then negatively adjust term average at the end if it exceeds 100 for all regular classes. ii. EC Option 2: Create an assignment in the appropriate category (daily or test) with a maximum score of 0 and a weight multiplier of 1.00 to accumulate extra credit points. iii. EC Option 3: Teacher may adjust daily assignment grades along the way (ex. student makes 104 on an assignment, teacher gives student 100 in the gradebook and then adds 4 points to a lesser scoring assignment) iv. EC Option 4: Teacher decides to only allow extra credit points up to a certain grade (ex. teacher adds points to give assignment grade up to 100) IX. Honor Roll a. Beginning 2015-2016 for grades 1-2, only Reading, Language Arts, and Math may be included for Honor Roll (excluding Science, Social Studies, Spelling, Handwriting, and Special Areas) b. 2015-2016 Honor Roll may include grades 1-12 c. 2016-2017 Honor Roll may include grades 2-12 d. 2017-2018 Honor Roll may include grades 3-12

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