John Glenn School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

5421B - GRADING CRITERIA

The following guideline provides criteria which describe the characteristics of a student who is functioning at different levels of proficiency according to the Corporation's grading system.

A student who receives an A grade should be one who consistently:

 A.demonstrates outstanding scholarship and a high level of achievement of specific knowledge and skills;

 B.evidences understanding and proper application of fundamental concepts of the subject area;

 C.goes beyond the goals established for the class in achievement and contribution; independently applies knowledge and skills to new situations;

 D.completes assignments thoroughly, accurately, and promptly;

 E.frequently demonstrates originality and initiative;

 F.expresses himself/herself, both orally and in writing, clearly and effectively;

 G.evidences unique perception and depth of study in the field;

 H.maintains a very high level of self-discipline and appropriate classroom behavior.

A student who receives a grade of B should be one who frequently:

 A.demonstrates above-average scholarship and achievement in the designated subject area and in mastery of specific knowledge and skills;

 B.does his/her assignments less thoroughly and accurately than the A student but with above-average quality; occasionally contributes creatively; usually applies knowledge and skills independently;

 C.demonstrates some originality and initiative;

 D.expresses himself/herself, both orally and in writing, clearly and effectively;

 E.shows the capability to do advanced work in the field;

 F.maintains a high level of self-discipline and appropriate classroom behavior.

A student who receives a C grade should be one who:

 A.demonstrates average scholarship and achievement of specific knowledge and skills;

 B.is responsible and participates in class activities;

 C.evidences normal growth in relation to his/her capabilities and skills;

 D.with help, applies knowledge and skills to new situations;

 E.frequently requires individual direction and supervision in order to complete his/her work;

 F.achieves sufficient subject matter mastery to enable him/her to proceed to some advanced work in the subject, but is not capable of extensive advanced work;

 G.usually maintains an acceptable level of self-discipline and appropriate classroom behavior.

A student who receives a D grade should be one who:

 A.is below average in mastery of the knowledge and skills established by the course of study;

 B.seldom completes an undertaking without teacher direction and encouragement;

 C.seldom applies knowledge and skills to new situations;

 D.evidences little growth other than that developed through class association; rarely demonstrates originality and initiative;

 E.has difficulty expressing self adequately, either orally or in writing;

 F.generally fails to make up work s/he has missed if absent;

 G.is unlikely to be successful in advanced work in the field;

 H.sometimes demonstrates a low level of self-discipline and/or inappropriate classroom behavior.

A student who receives an F grade should be one who:

 A.does not fulfill the course requirements as established by the course of study;

 B.infrequently completes assignments and generally fails to make up work s/he has missed if absent;

 C.does not or cannot apply knowledge and skills to new situations;

 D.rejects teacher assistance and leadership; does not demonstrate originality and initiative;

 E.generally does not take part in class activities;

 F.does not express himself/herself adequately;

 G.may frequently demonstrate a low level of self-discipline and/or inappropriate classroom behavior.