Secondary Grading Practices
Standards-Referenced Grading will begin at the middle school level in the 20-21 school year and in high schools in the 21-22 school year.
At the middle and high school level, one test may not be weighted more than 20% of the student's final grade. 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 the 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.