Grading

Grades

At IDEA, grades measure a student’s progress against known and established milestones — not against how well their classmates are doing. Grades mean the same thing from class to class.

Assignments are graded according to how well a student demonstrates understanding or mastery of the related standards. That understanding or mastery is scored on the following 4-point scale:

4 – Student consistently demonstrates an in-depth understanding of concepts, skills, and processes.

3 – Student frequently demonstrates an in-depth understanding of concepts, skills, and processes.

2 – Student occasionally demonstrates an in-depth understanding of concepts, skills, and processes.

1 – Student rarely demonstrates an in-depth understanding of concepts, skills, and processes.

Scores of 2, 3 and 4 meet standard. Score of 1 does not meet standard.

Each standard may be assessed more than once, if needed, to give the student the opportunity for more instruction and practice before a final score on a standard is determined.

Credit Bearing Grading Scale

Standard scores are calculated using averaging at the assignment/assessment level to calculate a recommendation to the teacher who will then determine the priority standard grade.

Grades are calculated by:

A – The average of all the standards assessed is between 3.60 and 4.00.

B – The average of all the standards assessed is between 3.20 and 3.59.

C – The average of all the standards assessed is between 2.80 and 3.19.

D – The average of all the standards assessed is between 2.30 and 2.79.

F – The average of all the standards assessed is 2.29 and below.

An “A” means that student has demonstrated thorough knowledge on most standards that have been assessed and are required to earn credit in the course.

A “B” means that student has demonstrated  competency on most standards that have been assessed and are required to earn credit in the course.

A “C” means that student has demonstrated minimal competency on the standards that have been assessed and are required for the course. The student can continue to the next course but may need additional support.

A “D” means student did not demonstrate minimal competency on the standards that have been assessed and are required for the course. The student can continue to the next course but will need additional support.

An “F” means that student has met fewer than the minimal number of the standards required to earn credit in the course. The student will not receive credit for the course. The student is at significant risk of not successfully completing the next course in sequence or may not be promoted to the next course.

Pass/Fail Classes – A student must meet a minimal number of the standards in order to earn “Pass” in the course.

 


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