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Grading and Promotion for All Elementary Students

We recognize the challenges our students and families are facing due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and we are recommending the Board of Education approve a modified promotion policy that will advance all elementary students to the next grade level in the fall. While student work will be graded to allow them to improve their third quarter grades, no student will receive a fourth quarter grade that falls below their third quarter grade. To ensure students are rewarded for their hard work while also providing flexibility, students will receive either a letter grade, “pass,” or “incomplete” based on the following criteria:

Quarter 4 (Q4) Transcript Grade Qualification
Letter Grade
  • Achieved a Q4 grade that met or exceeded student’s Q3 grade
Pass (P)
GPA is not impacted.
  • Participated in digital instruction and earned a Q4 grade below Q3 grade
  • No access to digital instruction but completed printed work packets
Incomplete (/)
GPA is not impacted. Student is prioritized for Summer School if it is determined that Summer School can be held this year.
  • No access to digital instruction and did not complete printed work packets or engage with teacher
  • Had access to digital instruction and earned an F in Q4

GPAs, Promotion, and Graduation for High School Students

High schools will use a modified semester-based grading system that will provide students the opportunity to improve their GPA. The grading system will also protect the academic standing of students who earn a lower grade in the fourth quarter. The district’s revised grading system will now allow students to improve their semester grade in order to earn a letter grade. At the high school level, students will receive either a letter grade, “pass,” or “incomplete” based on the following criteria:

Semester 2 (S2) Transcript Grade Qualification
Letter Grade
  • Achieved a cumulative S2 grade that met or exceeded student’s Q3 grade
Pass (P)
GPA is not impacted. Student earns credit.
  • Participated in digital instruction and earned a cumulative S2 grade below Q3 grade
  • No access to digital instruction but completed printed work packets
Incomplete (/)
GPA is not impacted. Student does not earn credit and is offered the opportunity to engage in credit recovery to meet graduation requirements.
  • No access to digital instruction and did not complete printed work packets or engage with teacher
  • Had access to digital instruction and earned a cumulative F in S2
  • Will need to engage in credit recovery

The district will also recommend that the Board waive the following graduation requirements for this year’s seniors: Service Learning, State-mandated Assessment (SAT/DLM-AA), Constitution Test, Financial Literacy, and Computer Science.

For a full overview of our grading, promotion and graduation requirements, please view our detailed grading guidance for parents.

Remote Learning Resources

Remote Learning Grading Guide

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