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DeKalb County School District Policy
Policy IHA: Grading Systems  
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MISSION:  To ensure that parents are informed of student progress by using a frequent and standardized reporting procedure.

I.   Grades

A report card shall be issued to each student each semester of the school year and shall indicate the progress in each course.  Students in grades K-5 will have grades displayed by letter.  Students in grades 6-12 will have grades displayed numerically.  The grading scale for the DeKalb County School System will be as follows:

                      A                 90 - 100                Excellent

                      B                 80 - 89                 Good

                      C                 71 - 79                 Fair

                      D                 70                        Passing

                      F                 Below 70               Failing

In the event that a student fails to complete a subject satisfactorily, the student shall be eligible to enroll in an appropriate course which may be available in a summer semester.  A reexamination may be authorized at the discretion of the teacher and/or appropriate administrator(s).

Placement and progress in kindergarten through grade twelve shall depend on the satisfactory completion of the subjects required for each grade. 

II. Grade Point Averages

Grade point averages in the DeKalb County School System will be computed on a 4.0 scale, except for International Baccalaureate and College Board Advanced Placement courses so designated by the Division of Instruction in the curriculum guides.  These International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses will be computed on a 5.0 scale.

                        4.0 Scale                        5.0 Scale

                         A  =  4                          A  =  5


                         B  =  3                          B  =  4

                         C  =  2                          C  =  3

                         D  =  1                          D  =  2

                         F  =  0                           F  =  0


DeKalb County School District
Original Adopted Date:  9/11/2000
Last Revised:  10/7/2013

Policy Reference Disclaimer: These references are not intended to be part of the policy itself, nor do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this policy. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the policy.

Note: The State of Georgia has moved the Georgia Code. This new environment no longer allows us to link directly to the Georgia Code. For example enter 20-02-0211 in the search window and the Georgia Code will appear.
State Reference Description
O.C.G.A 20-02-0157 Uniform reporting system for certain purposes; dual credit courses; academic eligibility requirements to receive HOPE scholarship
O.C.G.A 20-02-0989.20 Grade Integrity
O.C.G.A 20-17-0002 Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
Rule 160-3-1-.07 Testing Programs- Student Assessment
Rule 160-4-2-.13 Statewide Passing Score
Rule 160-5-1-.15 Awarding Units of Credit and Acceptance of Transfer Credit and/or Grades
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