Exerpts from Student Progression Plan
Grades are to provide the student and/or the student’s parents with an evaluation that is as objective as possible of the student’s scholastic achievement. Unless otherwise indicated herein, student grades shall be based on the attainment of the instructional and performance objectives assigned the student. The degree to which the student has attained these objectives will be determined by performance on assessment measures (including, but not limited to, tests).
Teachers will enter a minimum of one grade per week per subject/class into the district-adopted gradebook unless granted an exemption by the principal. Teachers will enter grades in all available categories in the district-adopted gradebook system for each grading period. No one grade entry may count for more than 20% of the student’s grade for the grading period unless required by statute. Any changes in weighting within the Skyward Gradebook Grading System that occur after the first student school day of each school year will require School Board approval unless mandated by legislation.
GRADES SIX - EIGHT
The following scale shall be used for all students in all classes: G.P.A. Value**
**Grades for eighth grade courses which receive high school credit will be based upon GPA value for grades nine through twelve.
Late work is defined as work that was not turned in on time even though the student was present when the assignment was due. Late work shall not be granted full credit. Late work shall be accepted for one day from the due date unless otherwise extended by the teacher or the principal.
MAKE-UP ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS FOR ABSENCES
Regardless of whether an absence is excused or unexcused, students are required to make up all coursework and assessments missed during the period of nonattendance. Immediately upon returning to class, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain missed coursework, confirm corresponding dates for completion, and schedule missed assessments. Students shall earn full credit for all short-term assignments, long-term assignments, tests, and quizzes made up within the reasonable time limits established by the teacher. Partial credit shall be given for assignments not completed within the time limits established by the teacher.
1. Short-Term Assignments
- a. Short-term assignments are those assignments given less than five (5) school days in advance of a student’s absence.
- b. Full credit will be given for those short-term assignments turned in within the reasonable time limits set by the teacher, which shall be no less than the number of days the student was absent, plus one (1) additional day
- c. Partial credit will be given for those short-term assignments turned in after the due date. The teacher will grade short-term assignments turned in late. After the letter grade for the assignment has been determined, the teacher may reduce it by no more than one (1) letter grade for every day the assignment was turned in late.
2. Long-Term Assignments
- a. Long-term assignments are those assignments given five (5) or more school days in advance of a student’s absence.
- b. Unless exempted from this requirement by the principal or the principal’s designee, in consultation with the teacher, long-term assignments are due on the assigned date for full credit.
- c. Partial credit will be given for those long-term assignments turned in after the due date. The teacher will grade long-term assignments turned in late. After the letter grade for the assignment has been determined, the grade shall be reduced by one letter grade for every day the assignment was turned in late.
3. Tests and Quizzes
- a. Students are required to make-up tests and quizzes missed during an absence. At a minimum, students have no less than the number of days they were absent, plus one (1) additional day, to make-up tests and quizzes missed during an absence. The time and place for the make-up is the decision of the teacher. The teacher’s decision on make-up schedules shall be final.
- b. The teacher may administer an alternate form test or quiz to assess competency or mastery of subject matter. There shall be no academic penalty imposed for tests and quizzes completed within the reasonable time period set by the teacher. However, if a student fails to make up the test or quiz within the reasonable time period established by the teacher, then the teacher may impose a reasonable academic penalty.
4. Exams Exams must be made up within the reasonable time limits established by the teacher, at minimum, the number of days absent plus one (1) additional day. The teacher may administer an alternate exam to assess competency or mastery of subject matter. The teacher’s decision on make-up schedules shall be final.