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2021-22 Grading Framework

K-12 Grading Framework

Effective 2021-22 School Year

 

 All staff will adhere to this framework. Special educations teachers will follow the same framework with the understanding modifications and/or adaptations to assessments may be necessary based on IEP goals and objectives.

 

Assessment - 80%



  • Assignments that fall into this category will have any point value with a maximum of 100 points.
  • There will be a minimum of (6) six “Assessments” that fall into this category during a marking period. 
  • Weighting determined by point value of assignment. All assignments should be whole numbers within 1-100 (for Assessments)

 

Examples of items included in this category:

  • Summative Assessments
  • Major Assessments and/or Major Projects
    • Eligible content needs to be assessed through major assessments and/or projects.
    • Project Based Assessments and/or Performance Tasks and/or Skill Demonstration may be administered/assessed in courses where pencil/paper assessments are not always feasible.
  • Minor Assessments and/or Minor Projects
    • Minor Assessments can include projects, labs, quizzes, performance tasks, and/or demonstration of a skill.
    • Examples include mini-quizzes and/or labs, and/or other mini-assessments should be administered during the course of a marking period. Mini assessments can be project based, skill based, performance tasks, demonstration of a skill, or alternate forms of assessment.

 

Learning Activities - 20%

 

  • Assignments that fall into this category will have any point value with a maximum of 25 points.
  • There will be a minimum of (4) four “learning activities” that fall into this category during a marking period.
  • Weighting determined by point value of assignment. All assignments should be whole numbers within 1-25 (for Learning Activities).

 

Examples of items included in this category:

  • Classwork
  • Homework (Grades 3-12)
  • Independent Work
  • Group Work
 

 

 

 Mark/Grading Policy:

Please note – no A+ in the grading table.

Alpha Grade

Low Number

High Number

Quality Points

A

93.00

100

4.0

A-

90.00

92.99

3.7

B+

87.00

89.99

3.3

B

83.00

86.99

3.0

B-

80.00

82.99

2.7

C+

77.00

79.99

2.3

C

73.00

76.99

2.0

C-

70.00

72.99

1.7

D+

67.00

69.99

1.3

D

63.00

66.99

1.0

D-

60.00

62.99

0.7

F

45.00

59.99

0.0

 

Honor Roll:

 There are three types of honors that students can achieve each marking period.  Honor rolls are determined independently each marking period and use unweighted GPAs since students are not competing against each other to achieve an honor roll distinction.

Principal’s Honor Roll requires a 4.0 minimum unweighted GPA for the marking period and student grades must be in the A range.

Distinguished Honor Roll requires a minimum of a 3.51 unweighted GPA for the marking period and student grades must be in the B- to A range.

Honor Roll requires a minimum of 3.0 unweighted GPA for the marking period and student grades must be in the C to A range.

 

 GPA Calculation:

   Each marking period, the honor roll is generated from unweighted GPAs. 

    GPA is calculated by dividing the total quality points by attempted credits.

 

Elementary “Specials” Courses

Students in Elementary Special Area courses will receive semester grades (MP 2 & 4)

 

AP Courses

Students who score a 4 or higher on an AP Exam will have their final grade for that associated course changed to an ‘A’ (excluding 12th grade students due to the timing of the released AP Exam scores).