Britton Deerfield School District
Administrative Guidelines
 

5421A - GRADING

Since grades play such a significant role in the life of a student, it is imperative that the Board of Education's grading policy be implemented with as much professional expertise as can be applied. In determining grades at the various levels, staff should observe the following administrative guidelines.

Grades K-2

Reporting in these grades will consist of a report card with descriptive marks and a narration. Descriptive marks will be:

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

 

t =

Developing as
expected

O =

Outstanding

3 =

Consistently does
well

w =

Working on skill

S =

Satisfactory

2 =

Satisfactory Progress

o =

Experiencing difficulty

N =

Needs Improvement

1 =

Needs Improvement

Principals, teachers, and other professional staff associated with these grades are to prepare a description of each of these words which will explain the following two (2) characteristics of learning:

 

A.

The quality and, when appropriate, the quantity of what the student has accomplished and can apply that makes their learning outstanding, satisfactory, unsatisfactory, improving, needs to work on, or needs improvement. This description is not to be based on comparisons with other students.

     
 

B.

The level of current effort, social interaction, and emotional, physical, and social control over self that qualifies a student as outstanding, satisfactory, unsatisfactory, improving, needs to work on, or needs improvement.

Grades 3-12

Reporting in these grades will be by report card using the following marking system:

A

-

Excellent Achievement

     

B

-

Good Achievement

     

C

-

Satisfactory Achievement

     

D

-

Minimum Acceptable Achievement

     

F

-

Below Passing

     

P/NC

-

Passing With Credit, But No Credit Due To Poor Attendance

     

I

-

Incomplete

The principal in collaboration with all teachers at a particular grade or of a particular course, shall develop an explanation of the criteria and standards that will be used to qualify a student to be graded excellent, good, satisfactory, minimum, or failing.

These grading criteria and standards shall be approved by the Superintendent prior to the start of the school year.

To ensure consistency, all teachers at the grade or course level shall use the same criteria/standards in grading their students.

The principal shall send a copy of these grading criteria/standards to all parents of children in these grades (or courses) and shall ensure that they are the basis for discussion and decision making at all parent conferences.

General Considerations

Students will receive one grade per subject at the end of each grading cycle.

The final grading system to be used will be:

 

A.

The final grade for each student for each of his/her subjects will be computed with the use of the two (2) marking period grades plus the grade on a final exam, if given.

     
 

B.

Averages are calculated based on the following scale:

A

4.000

B-

2.667

D+

1.333

A-

3.667

C+

2.333

D

1.000

B+

3.333

C

2.000

D-

0.667

B

3.000

C-

1.667

F

0.000

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