Proficiency-Based Learning

for the 2021-22 School Year

These updates to our grading policies and assessment practices are based on feedback we received throughout the 2020-2021 school year from students, parents, and staff. A small group of teachers worked through the various survey data over the summer and came to these resolutions. There is more detailed information on the Grading page of this website.

We will be switching to a new grade reporting system called JumpRope, and you should receive the link to the new portal at the start of the school year. We are making this switch because JumpRope is designed to handle proficiency-based grading and should help show students' progress more clearly. This means you will no longer be looking at your students' grades in PowerSchool.

  • The passing grade has been raised from 1.5 to a 2

  • Grades will only be reported out on a 1-4 scale. We will no longer be reporting grades on a 1-100 scale.

  • Students will be receiving two grades for each course: an Academic and a Habits of Learning grade

      • There will be a new Honor Roll system based on having separate Academic and Habits of Learning Grades

  • Report Cards will now only be issued at the end of the semester and not each quarter. Instead, you will be receiving progress reports at the end of each quarter.

  • New policies for Reassessment, Credit Recovery, and Incompletes. These include strict deadlines so make sure to read that section of our website under grading.

  • Habits of Learning now will have four categories instead of three and the rubrics have been updated for in-person learning

  • We will be adopting Gateway Formatives. These are formative assessments that students must complete in order to attempt any summative assessment. Teachers will clearly communicate which formative assessments are gateway formatives.