Elk Rapids Schools
Bylaws & Policies

5421 - GRADING

The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility for providing a system of grading student achievement that can help the student, teachers, and parents judge properly how well the student is achieving the goals of the District's program.

The Board believes that the District's grading system should be a reliable system and one that ensures each student's grades signify accurately his/her degree of accomplishment of those expected learning outcomes which are to be stated for each program at every grade level, kindergarten through the twelfth grade.

The Board directs the Superintendent to develop procedures for grading which:

 A.Develop clear, consistent criteria and standards particularly when grades are based on subjective assessment;

 B.Help each student and/or parent understand in each course or program what behavior and/or achievement is needed to earn each grade as well as what will produce a failing grade;

 C.Provide frequent opportunities for each student and/or parent to obtain information as to his/her progress toward the learning goals of his/her courses or programs;

 D.Provide students and/or parents the opportunity to assess students own achievements and their areas of difficulty.

The grading system should be subject to review by staff, students, and parents. Revisions shall be made only when such changes will assure a clearer, more valid, or more reliable system of grading.

The teacher responsible for a student's instruction in a particular course or program shall determine the student's grade. That grade may not be changed without the teacher's consent unless overruled in accordance with State law and the guidelines established by the Superintendent.

M.C.L.A. 380.1249

Revised 11/14/94