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Board Policy
Descriptor Code: IHA
Grading Systems  
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The following grading scale shall be used as a guide in determining grades for students in Grades K-12 in those courses not described as advanced placement, joint enrollment, or Post secondary Options. 

A  

=  

      90-100

  E

  =

  Excellent

B

=

      80-89

  S

  =

  Satisfactory

C

=

      71-79

  N

  =

  Needs Improvement

D

=

      70

  U

  =

  Unsatisfactory, below 70

F

=

      Below 70

  I

  =

  Improving

            

An evaluation of each student in Grades 1-12 will be made at the end of each nine weeks period as a minimum.  A report of these evaluations shall be furnished to the parents or guardians of each student.  Due to the nature of primary grades, teachers will communicate to parents on a regular basis a child's progress.  Beginning in the third grade, a progress report shall be provided for parents of each student at the four and one-half week period during each nine weeks.

KINDERGARTEN

Although a formal grading system is not used in kindergarten, an in-depth Progress Report is completed for each child.  The report is correlated with the Georgia Performance Standards and the Georgia Kindergarten Assessment Program.  Parents are encouraged to attend the parent conferences offered throughout the year to discuss their child's progress and future educational plans.  A progress report will be sent home at the end of each nine weeks.

Grade 1:

A letter grade will be used to express a student's performance in reading, spelling, grammar/language arts and mathematics. 

"E", "S", "N", "U", or "I" will be used to express a student's performance in penmanship, work habits and conduct.

 A check mark for participation will be used to report appropriate progress in the following areas:

         Health

         Social Studies

         Art

         Music

         Physical Education

        Science 

Grades 2:

A numerical grade will be used to express a student's performance in reading, language arts/grammar, math, and spelling.

A letter grade will be used to express a student's performance in the following areas: science, and social studies.

The following areas will be grades with "E", "S", "N", "U", or "I":

          Health

          Work Habits

          Conduct

    Writing (Penmanship)

A check mark for participation will be used to report appropriate progress in the following areas:  art, music, and physical education.

Grades 3 - 5:

A numerical grade will be used to report a student's performance in the following areas:  reading, mathematics, grammar/language arts, spelling, science, social studies.

The following areas will be graded as "P" (pass) or "U" (fail): 

           Music

           Physical Education

           Visual Arts

GRADING POLICIES FOR GRADES 6-12:

Grading and reporting shall be based on the following guidelines:

  1. An evaluation of each student shall be at the end of each nine weeks and at the end of each semester.

     

  2. A report of these evaluations shall be furnished to the parents or guardians of each student.

     

  3. Student grades shall be based on a numerical system and shall be reported and maintained numerically.

     

  4. The minimum passing grade shall be 70 and will be computed in accordance with Administrative Regulation, IHA-R.

     

  5. No plus or minus will be used in the grading system.

     

  6. Semester grades shall be mailed to the parents or guardians of students in Grades 9-12 at the end of the semester and all students in Grades 6-12 at the end of the year.

     

  7. High School Carnegie unit credit may be awarded for approved 9-12 courses taken in middle school.

     

  8. Final exams will be administered in all courses.

An "NC" (No Credit) shall be given in Grades 9-12 for a course which earns no credit due to excessive unexcused absences provided the student has a passing grade in the course.  An "F" (Failure) shall be given for such a course if the student has a failing grade with or without the excessive unexcused absences. A grade of "NC" may also be given if, by the determination of the principal, extenuating circumstances prevent a student from completing a course.  If the "NC" is not cleared within 14 school days or a specified period of time if a waiver is granted by the principal, the "NC" shall convert to a grade of 50. All grades of "NC" must be cleared before the end of the nine week grading period following the semester in which the "NC" was earned or the "NC" converts to a 50.

Students who fail courses may make up the credit through an approved summer or evening school program, SPICE, or Credit Recovery, as per Board policy - IDCB-R.

Advanced Placement/Honors College Prep

For purposes of secondary student records and calculating student averages, grades assigned for courses completed through advanced placement, and honors college prep shall be graded as follows:

  • Advanced Placement -  Ten (10) points shall be added to all assignments that comprise the 60% major grade segment of the course grade.

     

  • Honors College Prep - Seven (7) points shall be added to all assignments that comprise the 60% major grade segment of the course grade.



  • Dual and Joint Enrollment - The numerical grade as reported by the post-secondary institution shall be recorded on the transcript as the final grade for the course. No additional points shall be added to the Dual and Joint Enrollment course grades.  Effective in the 2007-2008 school year, the grade as reported by the college will be recorded as quality points and will compute into the grade point average.

     

  • Honor Roll - Each school in the Floyd County School System shall establish an Honor Roll and/or Achievement Roll.  The purpose of such listings shall be to encourage academic growth and potential.  The criteria for the listing shall be determined by the administration of the individual schools.  All schools may publish such listings after the end of each grading period.

 

 

 

Floyd County Schools
Date Adopted:  7/8/2003
Last Revised:  6/4/2013

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 Code Description
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
O.C.G.A. 20-02-0157 Uniform reporting system (post-secondary op, HOPE, other financial aid eligibility)
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