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 each student's performance indicates the level of mastery of the designated District objectives.

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. These guidelines shall ensure that grading reflects a student's relative mastery of an assignment and that a sufficient number of grades are taken to support the grade average assigned.

In grades 1–12, achievement shall be reported to parents as numeric grades in each subject. Major grades shall count as 60 percent of a student's six-week average. A student shall have a minimum of three major grades per six-week grading period. Daily grades shall count as 40 percent of a student's six-week average. A student shall have a minimum of six daily grades per six-week grading period. For students in grades 6–12, the six-week cycle grades shall count as 85 percent of a semester grade with course finals counting as 15 percent.

Progress Reporting

The District shall issue grade reports/report cards every six weeks 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 Reports

Interim progress reports shall be issued for all students after the third week of each grading period. Supplemental progress reports may be issued at the teacher's discretion.


In addition to conferences scheduled on the campus calendar, conferences may be requested by a teacher or parent as needed.

Academic Dishonesty

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.

Makeup Work

A student shall be expected to make up assignments and tests after an absence. For any class missed, the teacher shall assign the student makeup work based on the instructional objectives for the subject or course and the needs of the individual student in mastering the essential knowledge and skills or in meeting the subject or course requirements.

At the principal's discretion, the District may impose a grade penalty for makeup work after an unexcused absence or suspension.

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LDU 2013.01

DATE ISSUED: 11/26/2013