How Grades are Calculated
- Check grades online by clicking the Grades icon.
- Reflects modifications which were put into effect on Monday, December 16, 2013
- In SBE, grades measure a student’s progress against known and established milestones -not against how well their classmates are doing. And grades mean the same thing from class to class and school to school. That has not changed.
The transition to standards-based education and grading in 2011 came with a promise — that the district would listen to input from staff and parents and use it to fine-tune the system.
Two years after the initial implementation of SBE, the district has reworked the process for calculating grades based on parent, staff, student and administrator input.
The Steps in Reaching a Final Grade
- The steps in reaching a final grade starts with how assignments and assessments are graded.
- Assignments are graded according to how well a student demonstrates understanding or mastery of the related standards.
- That understanding or mastery is scored on the following 4-point scale:
- Excelling = 4
Meeting = 3
Approaching = 2
Beginning = 1
- Scores of 3 and 4 meet standard. Scores of 1 and 2 do not meet standard.
- Each standard may be assessed more than once, if needed, to give the student the opportunity for more instruction and practice before a final score on a standard is determined.
Middle School Non-Credit Bearing Grading Scale
- Priority Standard scores are calculated using averaging at the assignment/assessment level to calculate a recommendation to the teacher who will then determine the priority standard grade.
Summative Grade Legend
- EX – Excelling means the student has thoroughly demonstrated knowledge on most standards assessed.
- ME – Meeting means the student has demonstrated competence on most standards assessed.
- AP – Approaching means the student has partially demonstrated competence on most standards assessed.
- BE – Below means the student has not yet demonstrated competence on a significant number of standards assessed.