Grading System Skip to main content

Grading System

District Common Grading Procedures

Revised 8/31/2020

To ensure consistency among schools, the following shall apply to all:

  1. All schools shall implement continuous spreadsheet grading.  The final report card grade will not be based off of averaging of averages (composite grades), but rather averages of the individual assignments weighted by category type.
  2. All final grades shall be determined based on the following grade book categories:
    1. Major Assignments: 60 percent
    2. Minor Assignments: 40 percent
    3. Practice Assignments: 0 percent
  3. Each grade will be represented as a percentage (out of 100), not a point system.
  4. All assignments should be entered into Infinite Campus with a multiplier of 1.0.  No grade should count more or less or have a greater weight towards the final average. 
  5. From time-to-time practice may be given for the benefit of each student’s progress.  Although feedback will be given, grades coded this way will not count toward numeric averages.
  6. Each grade should be tied to a standard and should reflect the student’s level of mastery.
  7. At least one major assessment should be given per academic unit (Summative, Unit Assessment, Major Projects, Major Writing Assignments, Culminating activities, etc.).
  8. At least two minor grades should be utilized to measure a student’s readiness for each major assessment.
  9. Participation and/or completion grades shall not be awarded (may be some exclusions in performance-based electives). Taking points off for not writing their name on the paper, lack of materials, organization of their notebook, turning papers in late, incomplete work, etc. is not allowed.  Extra credit should only be given when tied to mastery of the standard (no grades or extra points for showing up at games, getting papers signed, fundraising, bringing book to class, etc.).
  10. Homework is considered practice and should not be taken for a grade.
  11. For high school courses with an associated state mandated end-of-course test, the test score shall count as 20 percent of the final course grade.
  12. Official grade reports will be sent to parents following each academic quarter.  Middle and high school final report cards will be available in the Infinite Campus Parent and Infinite Campus Student portals after the conclusion of the school year.  Elementary final report cards will be sent home on the last day of school.
Grading Score Types
Subject Grading Type
English Language Arts & Math (Grades 1-5)
Science & Social Studies (Grades 3-5)
All Subjects (Grades 6-12)
Numeric
Science & Social Studies (Grades K-2)
Specials: Art, Music, Physical Education, etc. (Grades K-5)
1 = Unsatisfactory
2 = Needs Improvement
3 = Satisfactory
4 = Excellent
Expectations for Assignment Scores

The typical expectation is that teachers will enter assignment grades within fiveschool days of assignment completion.  For extended projects and writing assignments, teachers will enter grades within 10 school days of assignment completion.  Principals reserve the right to grant extensions on a case-by-case basis. Assignments scores are viewable immediately after entry into the grade book via the Infinite Campus parent/student portal.

Reassessment Opportunities

Students failing to show standard mastery (80 percent) on major assignments will be provided with opportunities to reassess until mastery is reached. Students may request a reassessment opportunity in a timely manner for each assignment classified as a major grade regardless of the original score.  In order to participate in a reassessment opportunity, the student must participate in some type of re-teaching as determined by the teacher. Re-teaching and re-assessment, by nature of its intended purpose, will only improve the student’s level of content mastery.  Only the student’s highest grade should be recorded in the gradebook.  Gradebooks will be updated as mastery is achieved.

Elementary Grade Scale (Grades 1-5)

90-100................................................................. A
80-89................................................................... B
70-79................................................................... C
69 & Lower.......................................................... F
4 ............................................................  Excellent
3.......................................................... Satisfactory
2...........................................Needs Improvement
1..................................................... Unsatisfactory

Middle School & High School Grade Scale (Grades 6-12)

90-100................................................................. A 
80-89................................................................... B 
70-79................................................................... C 
69 and below....................................................... F
INC....................................................... Incomplete
WD....................................................... Withdrawal

Academic Counseling

Counselors are available in each school to assist students with their problems and concerns of an academic, a vocational or a personal nature. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment to discuss their child’s problems or progress with counselors and/or their child’s faculty advisor and/or teacher(s).

Information concerning post-secondary education and training, college admissions testing (ACT, SAT, AccuPlacer, etc.), scholarship searchers, military options, and career planning is also available through classroom guidance and individual guidance services. Parents and students are encouraged to utilize all of the services provided by the Georgia Student Finance Commission's website, to help students plan, apply, and pay for college.

Make Up Work

It is expected that all students make arrangements with their teacher to make up work in a timely manner.