Student Grades and Rights


  •  Grades, at best, are but an indicator of the student’s knowledge or skill at any particular time.
  •  Grades are not necessarily an accurate gauge as to whether learning has taken place.
  •  However, since much emphasis is placed upon grades, a student’s academic grade should reflect the teacher’s most objective assessment of the student’s academic achievement.
  •  Academic grades should not be used as a threat in order to maintain classroom decorum.


Students have the right to:
  •  Be informed of the teacher’s grading criteria, which is consistent with district guidelines, at the beginning of each grading period.
  •  Receive an academic grade that reflects their achievement.
  •  Be notified anytime during the grading period when it becomes evident that the student is performing unsatisfactorily in academics, conduct, or effort; or prior to the seventh week of a grading period, if an unanticipated reduction in performance becomes evident in academics, conduct, or effort.
  •  To receive a conduct and effort grade in each class consistent with their overall behavior and effort.
  •  To achieve academic success based upon their own initiative and ability.