EIA(LOCAL) - ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: GRADING/PROGRESS REPORTS TO PARENTS
Relation to Essential Knowledge and Skills
The District shall establish instructional objectives that relate to the essential knowledge and skills for grade-level subjects or courses. These objectives shall address the skills needed for successful performance in the next grade or next course in a sequence of courses.
Assignments, tests, projects, classroom activities, and other instructional activities shall be designed so that the student's performance indicates the level of mastery of the designated District objectives. The student's mastery level shall be a major factor in determining the grade for a subject or course.
Guidelines for Grading
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that each campus or instructional level develops guidelines for teachers to follow in determining grades for students. In accordance with law, these guidelines shall ensure that:
A classroom teacher assigns a grade that reflects the student's relative mastery of an assignment; and
A classroom teacher is not required to assign a minimum grade for an assignment without regard to the student's quality of work.
These guidelines may also allow a student a reasonable opportunity to make up or redo a class assignment or examination for which the student received a failing grade.
The District shall issue reports every nine weeks for elementary and secondary school students on a form approved by the Superintendent or designee. Performance shall be measured in accordance with this policy and the standards established in EIE.
Interim progress reports may be issued at the teacher's discretion; however, notice of a student's consistent unsatisfactory performance shall be issued in accordance with law.
In addition to conferences scheduled on the campus calendar, conferences may be requested by a teacher or parent as needed.
A student found to have engaged in academic dishonesty shall be subject to grade penalties on assignments or tests and disciplinary penalties in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Academic dishonesty includes cheating or copying the work of another student, plagiarism, and unauthorized communication between students during an examination. The determination that a student has engaged in academic dishonesty shall be based on the judgment of the classroom teacher or another supervising professional employee, taking into consideration written materials, observation, or information from students.
Recording Failing Grades
The actual numerical grade earned shall be recorded in the student's permanent cumulative records.