Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

5421A - GRADING

Since grades play such a significant role in the life of a student, it is imperative that the School Board'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

Reporting in these grades will consist of a report card with descriptive marks and narrating.

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, above average, average, or lowest acceptable. 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, above average, average, or lowest acceptable.

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

 

A

-

90

-

100

Excellent Achievement

 
 

B

-

80

-

89

Good Achievement

 
 

C

-

70

-

79

Satisfactory Achievement

 
 

D

-

60

-

69

Minimum Acceptable Achievement

 
 

F

-

Below Passing

 
 

P

-

Passing

 
 

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.

The explanation may make use of normative (bell-curve) standards.

The explanation shall include among others, three (3) types of criteria:

 

A.

Current Accomplishment - what the student can consistently apply from what s/he has learned

     
 

B.

Current Performances - what the student is learning as demonstrated by assignments and classroom activities

     
 

C.

Current Attitude - what behaviors the student demonstrates on a regular basis that reflect his/her willingness to learn and to function as a responsible student

In addition to a description of what each of the three (3) criteria (and any other the staff selects) consists of, the explanation should describe the quality (how well) of the accomplishment, performance, and attitude to differentiate outstanding from good, good from satisfactory, etc.

General Considerations

Students will receive one (1) grade per subject at the end of each grading cycle.

No grade using + or - may be used on report cards.

The final grading system to be used will be:

 

A.

Semester grades will be established on three criteria:

     
 

1st 9 weeks grade = 40% (2/5) total

3rd 9 weeks grade = 40% (2/5) total

 

2nd 9 weeks grade = 40% total

4th 9 weeks grade = 40% (2/5) total

 

(2/5) total Semester exam = 20% (1/5) total

Semester exam = 20% (1/5) total

 

B.

The scale to be used in computing final grades:

           
 

A

-

4

quality points

(3.51 to 4.00)

 

B

-

3

quality points

(2.51 to 3.50)

 

C

-

2

quality points

(1.51 to 2.50)

 

D

-

1

quality point

(0.51 to 1.50)

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