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Changes to the grading system for the 2017-18 school year

Starting in the 2017-18 school year, Shaler Area students will see some changes to the grading system across all grade levels. 

The district administrators, teachers, and counselors spent several months during the 2016-17 school year reviewing the district’s grading scale and grading system outlined in Policy No. 213 Assessment of Student Progress to determine if it is fair, accurate, and balanced based on the work completed at each grade level.

Based on the review committee’s research and discussions, the following changes were recommended and approved in the first reading of the revised policy on June 21. The second and final reading of the policy took place during the July 12 School Board meeting. All changes will take affect during the 2017-18 school year. The policy draft can be viewed in its entirety on the School Board webpage, starting on page 33 of the July 2017 education attachments. The final version will be posted on the Board Policy webpage

Primary Performance Standards

The following grading format will be used in grades K-3 as an alternative to the "A+" through "F" system outlined in this policy.

  • Kindergarten – Checklist format based on kindergarten standards
  • Grade 1 & 2 – Social Studies, health, science, art, music, physical education
  • Grade 3 – Hand-writing, art, music, physical education

Kindergarten Performance Levels – Issued in semester intervals
P Proficient
D Developing
B Beginning
N Not Yet Evident

Grades 1-3 – Issued in semester intervals
S Satisfactory
W Working towards Expectations
N Needs Improvement
Blank Performing Successfully
X Area of Concern

Grading Scale (Grades 2-12)

Evaluation procedures for all students must be equitable and consistent. It is the responsibility of the administrators and staff to make professional judgments regarding the achievement of each student. It is the responsibility of each student to comply with the established regulations that affect academic performance. Grades will be issued in 9 week intervals.

Grading Scale and Weighting
(Commencing with the 2017-2018 school year)

 

Letter Grade

AP/CHS

Honors

Standard

100 - 97.50

A+

5.7375

4.9725

4.25

97.49 - 91.50

A

5.4

4.68

4

91.49 - 89.50

A-

5.0625

4.3875

3.75

89.49 - 87.50

B+

4.3875

3.8025

3.25

87.49 - 81.50

B

4.05

3.51

3

81.49 - 79.50

B-

3.7125

3.2175

2.75

79.49 - 77.50

C+

3.0375

2.6325

2.25

77.49 - 71.50

C

2.7

2.34

2

71.49 - 69.50

C-

2.3625

2.0475

1.75

69.49 - 59.50

D

1.35

1.17

1

59.49 - 0

F

0

0

0

(Reflects weights of 1.17 for Honors and 1.35 for AP/CHS)

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