Secondary Grading Practices
Standards-Referenced Grading began at the 6th grade level in the 20-21 school year, the 21-22 school year for 7th and 8th grades, and will begin as a pilot in high schools in the 22-23 school year.
Middle and high schools will continue to use letter grades on students' grade cards.
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At the middle and high school level, one test may not be weighted more than 20% of the student's final grade. High School finals are mandatory, but may not be weighted more than 10% of the final grade. All students will have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their progress and proficiency towards what they are learning. Tests are to be used to determine what students are mastering and what help they need in order to excel. One single assessment grade shall not significantly alter a student's final grade due to weighting.
Extra credit or bonus points for non-academic purposes will not be used. For example, bringing classroom supplies, while appreciated, will not be part of a student's academic grade. If students are not making progress towards mastering skills and concepts, teachers may provide additional assignments and activities that will help the student improve their grade.