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The following grading promotion policy was adopted by the board into Pupil Progression to be effective for the 1617 school year and beyond. 

Grades are calculated from numerical scores from 2 weighted categories
  • Formative Assessment Grades - The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. More specifically, formative assessments help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work.
  • Summative Assessment Grades - The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark. Summative assessments are often high stakes, which means that they have a high point value. 
Nine Weeks grades are calculated with a weight of 40% for Formative Assessment Grades, and 60% for Summative Assessment Grades. The calculated is converted to a letter grade to be reported on the Report Card.

Grading Scale
A= 92.500 - 100.000
B= 84.500 - 92.490
C= 74.500 - 84.490
D= 66.500 - 74.490
F= < 66.500

Quality Points are used only at the end of the Nine Weeks Grading Period.
A = 3.5 average and above
B = 2.5 - 3.49 average
C = 1.5 - 2.49 average
D = 1.0 - 1.49 average
F = below 0.99 average

For Year-Long courses, students must have minimum of 4 quality points over the four 9 weeks grading periods, with a minimum of 4 quality points combined for the 3rd and 4th 9 weeks grading periods. Students must pass the last 9 weeks grading period with at least 1 quality point (meaning a grade of D or higher the 4th 9 Weeks).

For Semester Long, one credit courses, (examples: Business English, Technical Writing, Financial Literacy, Business Math) students must earn a minimum of 2 quality points, with a minimum of 1 quality point for the 2nd or 4th 9-weeks period grade; students cannot make a grade of F the final 9 weeks of the course and pass.

For F’s earned the 2nd or 4th 9-weeks period for a half-credit course, the student fails the course, pending recommendation of the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) and the principal, with final approval granted by the Grade Level Director of Schools.

For Full Year courses where there is an End of Course (EOC) Test: If the student makes a grade of F the 4th 9-weeks grading period, he or she fails the course, UNLESS the student earns a GOOD or EXCELLENT score on the EOC test, and the student has earned at least 4 quality points over the year.

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Weighted GPA's & TOPS
In order to align the calculation of grade point averages with Act 359, beginning with the FRESHMEN entering in 2014-2015 and graduating in 2018 and beyond, the calculation of the minimum cumulative grade point average shall utilize a five-point scale for grades earned in certain Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate courses, Gifted courses, and Dual enrollment courses.

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