Grading Policy Guidelines 2021-2022
Grading for Equity, Accuracy, and Social-Emotional Well-being
PACK 91’s grading policy is the common language through which students, teachers, families, school leaders and support staff communicate about students’ learning throughout the school year. Grades provide feedback to students and families about academic progress, influence students’ motivation and engagement in their learning, and inform instructional and programmatic decisions. As we support students in their academic recovery, it is more important than ever to ensure that students’ grades accurately represent their progress
|Grading Scales||Grading Scales|
|Grade Level||Classroom Teachers and Cluster Teachers|
Kindergarten through 5
4: 90% - 100% Exceeds Standards
3: 75% - 89% Meets Standards
2: 61% - 74% Approaching Standards
1: 60% and below
In Progress Special Marks:
NX: Extreme Extenuating Circumstance
NL: New or Recent Admit
Achievement grades will be reported on our 4-point scale indicated above and special marks are explained below.
Grade NX: This mark is awarded when a student has a documented, extreme extenuating circumstance that prevents them from completing the coursework in its established timeframe (for example, surgery or death in the family). The student’s family should provide the school with a brief letter explaining the circumstances that prevented the student from completing coursework requirements during that marking period.
Grade NL: this mark is awarded when a student enrolls in a course after it starts and may have missed assignments needed to generate a complete course grade for the given marking period. In this case, an ‘NL’ may be awarded since the student did not have the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the course content.
· Timeline/ Access:
Students will receive official report card grades three times a year. (Marking Period 1 ends: 12/3/21, Marking Period 2 ends: 3/11/22 and Marking Period 3/ Final ends: 6/10/22)
Report card release dates are 12/16/21, 3/24/22 and 6/27/22. Parents can access the report card grades online by logging on to: https://mystudent.nyc
· Content Area Grades:
Teachers will assign grades for ELA, Writing, Math, Social Studies, Listening/Speaking and Academic/Personal Behaviors. ENL grades will be entered for groups of students who are Entering or Emerging. Dual-language Foreign language will be an overall grade. Cluster teachers will assign grades for Physical Ed., Science, Technology, Art, Music and Theater. If students have Civics for All as a cluster class, the cluster teacher will collaborate with the classroom teacher to arrive at social studies grades. Grades are based on academic progress and performance while averaging summative assessment data to make up the final grade. Each piece of graded work should correspond to a course learning goal.
· Deadlines, due dates and late work:
Teachers will make adjustments to deadlines for individual students who have experienced a personal loss, illness or other trauma. When teachers offer opportunities to submit late assignments, those will be calculated into the grade. Due dates will be clearly communicated to students and families. Assignment due dates will be aligned to the timelines for entering grades for each marking period.
· Homework and Extra Credit:
Homework will be considered an effort grade and will not be used to calculate academic achievement, unless clearly specified by the teacher as being a student “project”. Extra credit will be considered an effort grade.
Our goal is for our students to attend school every day. Although attendance will not be factored into grades, we will monitor attendance trends and work towards improvement strategies. The attendance team in the school will meet on a monthly basis to review the data and develop an action plan to support students and families.