Grading Information

Grading Scale

To maintain consistency among teachers, teams, and middle schools, the following grading scale should be used to calculate student grades:

93-100% =      A
73-76% =         C 
90-92% =        A-
70-72% =         C-
87-89% =        B+
67-69% =         D+
83-86% =        B
60-62% =         D-
80-82% =        B-
Below 59% =    F
77-79% =        C+
 
Life Education is a Pass/Fail Class


The grade of A+ should not be used for official grading purposes. 

NOTE: Students with an IEP or 504 plan may have modified grading as a part of the educational plan. Please consult the student's case manager when determining grades for these students.

Grading Overview

  • Grades will be reported using the district grading scale listed above.
  • Grades will fall into one of two categories: 80% and 20%.
    • In the 80% category:
      • Assessments will be graded and recorded in Infinite Campus.
      • The reassessment plan followed at the middle level will be utilized for students not satisfied with their performance on an assessment item.
      • If an assessment has not been attempted, the score will be reported as “M” (Missing) in Infinite Campus.
Grading Category: 80%
 (academic)

                Grading Category: 20%
                (academic practice/ preparation)

  • 80% refers to assessment: both summative and formative.
  • Summative refers to the assessment of learning that occurs at the end of a learning period. This is done entirely in the classroom.
  • Formative refers to the assessment of learning while instruction is occurring. It is an assessment of learning benchmarks.
  • Examples of assessments: tests, quizzes, labs, projects, papers, rough drafts, etc.
  • Typically, 3-5 academic grades will be entered per quarter in Infinite Campus.
  • Note: Some variation may occur based on content area.
  • 20% refers to work completion, participation, and preparation.
  • The goal of the 20% grade is to give students an opportunity to practice skills.
  • A 20% grade may come from activities inside or outside the classroom.
  • In order to give appropriate feedback, a 3-point grading scale will encompass work completion, participation, and preparation.
  • Participation and preparation are not assessed separately.
  • Redoing 20% assignments will not be accepted.
  • Late assignments will not be accepted past the completion of the unit in which it was assigned.
  • In order to communicate feedback on mastery, homework may be graded without a weight in Infinite Campus.
  • Typically, 15-30* practice/preparation grades will be entered per quarter in Infinite Campus.
            *may need to be adjusted by cadre

 

3-Point Scoring Guide for Academic Practice/Preparation (20%)
3.0
2.0
1.0  0.0
Quality practice that demonstrates a high level of effort


The student can meet expectations with support and assistance  The student does not meet expectations even with support and assistance
No evidence of quality practice or effort
A fully completed assignment* that reflects a student’s best effort and reflective practices

Inconsistent quality
Minimal quality
Not turned in
Attempts are made to correct mistakes

Minimal attempts are made to correct mistakes

No attempts are made to correct mistakes
Not completed
Using practices and skills taught in class

Using practices and skills taught in class
Using practices and skills taught in class
No reflection in responses
Turned in on time
Turned in after the due date
Turned in after the due date
Turned in after the due date