- DCPS Budget, see testimony below.
- Grade Calculation - A four point system where 0 would be F, 1 would be a D, 2 is a C, 3 is a B and 4 is an A. We would still use the pluses and minuses as noted in the DCMR. For example a B+ would be computed as 3.3 quality points, a B- at 2.7 quality points. These computations are important for the final grade which would be automatically computed by the Aspensystem. (Honors classes receive a .5 bump at each point ie. 4.5 for an A and AP classes a full point at each grade - An A is worth 5 instead of 4.)
Teachers would have a clear understanding of how the final grade is going to be computed. There would be no rounding up by the Aspen system when it computes the final grade. Teachers could round up if they chose before entering the quarterly grades.
The DCMR currently gives the same number of quality points for a D as for a D+. It appears to be a mistake since every other + grade receives a .3 bump. This is a technical mistake which can be corrected.
- Implementation Plan for Student Assignment The implementation plan for Student Assignment is available at http://dme.dc.gov/book/student-assignment-and-school-boundaries-review-process and below.
- Dual Enrollment Weighted Grade Working Group
DCPS established a Dual Enrollment Working Group to evaluate the grading policy for college courses offered in DCPS dual enrollment programs. Dan Shea who is one of the DCPS Instructional Superintendent's for High Schools and Cathy Reilly the Executive Director of the Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals and Educators (S.H.A.P.P.E.)were the co-chairs of the working group. There is a DCPS website with all materials posted at https://sites.google.com/a/dc.gov/dcps-dual-enrollment-working-group/home
. The full report with appendix is posted below.