The Richard H Hungerford School

Grading Policy

                        GRADING POLICY

The faculty of the Hungerford School is very aware that grading is complex because it intertwines with the larger questions of the purpose of education and the content that is mandated in the Common Core Learning Standards to be taught to every student in our school.  Our Faculty and School Leadership Team have supported that grading adaptions be in place for all Hungerford students.  Effective grading adaptions will allow the faculty to implement the provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and the No Child Left Behind Act which require maximum access to the regular curriculum for all students.  Our students are exposed to the rigorous curriculum with the advantage of a grading system that reflects their individual progress in content by the school report card and in individual IEP goals by the IEP progress report.  Each report card is accompanied by the correct progress report of the child’s IEP.  The purpose of our grading adaptions and grading policy is to reflect accurately to the student and  the parents meaningful and fair grades. Our grading policy supports all students of the Hungerford School.

Students will receive their report cards 5 times during the 2017/2018 12 month schoolyear.  The dates of the marking periods are:

Marking period 1

9/7/17   -   10/31/17

Marking period 2

11/1/17 -    1/31/18

Marking period 3

2/1/28   -    3/29/18

Marking period 4

4/1/18   -    6/22/18

Marking period 5

7/2/18   -     8/10/18

 

The grade on a student’s report card is reflective of his/her progress towards achieving the NYS Common Core Learning Standards and NYS Career Development and Occupational Studies Standards.  The grade is determined based solely on class assignments, homework, projects, and the assessments of the class work with the necessary adaptions for each students as per the IEP of each student.  Class participation, behavior, and attendance will be part of the discussion at the IEP meeting. A passing grade cannot be achieved in class participation, behavior, and/or attendance solely. 

 

 

                                               GRADING POLICY                          Continued

 

 The final grade of the report card is an average of the first four marking periods.  The report card for summer is a separate report card not considered in the final report card.

 

Personalized feedback is provided to the student and parent in the comment section of the report card.  Parent is encouraged to share comments in the parent comment section of the report card.

 

Parents are invited to meet with the teacher, class and/or administrative teams to discuss grade changes or late submission of class and/or homework.

 

                 The scale of marks award on the report card is as follows:

Grade

Proficiency Level Descriptors for Subject

       4

Independent/Proficient

       3

Supported/Developing

       2

Emerging/Partial

       2-

Beginning/Initial

       N/A

Not Introduced