Elementary Grading Procedures

2017-2018 School Year

Grades K-5

  • All graded assignments must have a minimum of ten questions.
  • Teachers should make every effort not to give a “zero” on any assignment. A consistent procedure must be developed with your building administrator to address individualized plans for students that fall into this category.
  • All K-2 subjects will operate on a non-weighted scale.
  • All 3-5 subjects will operate on a weighted scale.
  • SPED – use IEP when modifying the grading procedures
Grading Procedures by Subject and Category
Subject Tests, Benchmarks, In-Class Projects (60% grades 3-5) Class Work, Homework, Quizzes(40% grades 3-5)  Minimum Assignments Required Per 9 Weeks
Reading 6 6 12
Language Arts 5 5 10
Mathematics 6 6 12
Science 5 5 10
History/Social Science 5 5 10


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