K-12 Grading Procedures

Elementary

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
K-5 Assignment Breakdown Per Subject
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

Secondary

  • 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.
  • Please note that this does not apply to dual enrollment courses. The grading procedures for all dual enrollment courses will continue to be according to the agreement between Dinwiddie High School and the College or University.
  • SPED – use IEP when modifying the grading procedures

Middle School (except high school credit courses uses the High School categories)

6-8 Assignment Breakdown Per Category
Tests Quizzes Daily/Class/Homework/ Participation Projects Same as test grade or teacher discretion depending upon content, length, etc…
minimum of 4 – 35% minimum of 5 – 30% Daily/Class work 25% Homework 10%

High School

9-12 Assignment Breakdown Per Category
Tests Quizzes Daily/Class/Homework/ Participation Projects Same as test grade or teacher discretion depending upon content, length, etc…
minimum of 4 – 40% minimum of 5 – 30% 30%

 

JROTC

JROTC Assignment Breakdown Per Category
Tests Quizzes Participation (physical training, uniform wear, parades, community events and weekly classroom participation) Class work/Projects/Papers
minimum of 4 – 20% minimum of 5 – 15% 50% 15%

HPE

HPE Assignment Breakdown Per Category
Participation Fitness Classwork/Quizzes/Tests
60% 20% 20%

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