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.