3-5 Grading

Our mission is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for all students by incorporating school, family and community partnerships, coupled with rigorous curriculum within a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data and continued institutional growth within the academic community. In the spirit of the student success measurement component, the following guidelines outline our mastery-based grading principles and expectations.

Numeric Grading Scale

Grades 3-5

Final Grades are reported numerically based on the following scale:

  • A = 90-100+
  • B = 80-89
  • C = 70-79
  • F = 0-69

Grades at or above seventy percent (70%) are considered passing. 

Gradebook Composition

There must be at a minimum five (5) grades per semester in all sections of the grade book, except for the Final Exam section, which will have one (1) grade per semester. A project/ paper may be broken into up to five (5) sections for the extended coursework section.

  • Mandatory Benchmark, Growth, and Summative Assessment Participation grades shall be either 0% or 100%, based on whether the exam was taken or not AND within the time period allowed.
  • Students may earn over 100% on any assignment, test or benchmark with extra credit.
  • A student’s overall cumulative average grade may be over 100% in a grade level’s subject area.
  • A student’s overall cumulative grade earned in any subject/ course will be reflected on their report card and transcript and accurately reported in Infinite Campus to the second decimal place.

Grade Calculations 

35% - Coursework: (Discussions, curriculum lessons, quizzes/ checkpoints, etc.)

20% - Assessments: (Unit Tests, Teacher-created Assessments, NWEA MAP, IAs, Beacon, NWEA Reading Fluency, Exams, Write Score etc., Midterm Exams)

10% - Extended Coursework & Standards Mastery (Projects, research papers, essays, labs, presentations, portfolios, etc.)

15% - Reinforcement Assignments (Edmentum, Wowzers, BrainPOP, Education Galaxy, Accelerate, Exact Path, Prodigy, Type to Learn, MindPlay, Wordly Wise, Book Taco, Spelling Classroom, MobyMax, USA TP, etc. assignments; review activities; Study Guides; etc.)

5% - Class Engagement Compliance (Student is adhering to their class engagement requirements-rubric)

5% - Assessment Participation (Pre-Test, NWEA MAP, Interim Assessments, Milestones, iReady Diagnostics, NWEA Reading Fluency, WriteScore, Beacon, WIDA Screener, GAA, ELLs 2.0, etc. These assessments and any others assigned by a teacher are mandatory. This section gives credit for participation.)