Ravenswood City SD | AR 5121 Students
Grades/Evaluation Of Student Achievement
The Superintendent or designee shall inform teachers of the district's policy regarding grading, including expectations that grades shall be based on factors that directly measure students' knowledge and skills in the content area and shall not include nonacademic factors.
Report cards displaying students' grades in each subject or course shall be distributed to parents/guardians at the end of each grading period. Parents/guardians shall be offered an opportunity to meet with their child's teacher(s) to discuss the grades and strategies to improve their child's performance.
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)
Whenever it becomes evident to a teacher that a student is in danger of failing a course, the teacher shall arrange a conference with the student's parent/guardian or send the parent/guardian a written report. (Education Code 49067)
(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)
Grades for Achievement
For grades K-5, students' level of progress shall be reported as follows:
Academic Grading Scale:
5 = Exceeding Grade Level Expectations
4 = Meeting Grade Level Expectations
3 = Approaching Grade Level Expectations
2 = Below Grade Level Expectations
1 = Far Below Grade Level Expectations
English Learner Progress:
P = Progressing
NP = Not Progressing
Citizenship & 21st Century Grading Scale:
E = Excellent
S = Satisfactory
N = Not Satisfactory
For grades 6-8, grades for achievement shall be reported for each grading period as follows:
Academic Grading Scale:
A (90-100%) Outstanding Achievement 4.0 grade points
B (80-89%) Above Average Achievement 3.0 grade points
C (70-79%) Average Achievement 2.0 grade points
D (60-69%) Below Average Achievement 1.0 grade points
F (0-59%) Little or No Achievement 0 grade points
I Incomplete 0 grade points
An Incomplete shall be given only when a student's work is not finished by the end of the grading period because of illness or other excused absence. If not made up within six weeks, the Incomplete shall become an F.
General Learning Outcomes (GLOs) Grading Scale:
4 = Consistently
3 = Usually
2 = Sometimes
0 = Never
Grades for Physical Education
No grade of a student participating in a physical education class may be adversely affected due to the fact that the student, because of circumstances beyond his/her control, does not wear standardized physical education apparel. (Education Code 49066)
(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity)
Effect of Absences on Grades
Teachers who withhold class credit because of excessive unexcused absences shall so inform students and parents/guardians at the beginning of the school year or semester. When a student reaches the number of unexcused absences defined as excessive in Board policy, the student and parent/guardian shall again be notified of the district's policy regarding excessive unexcused absences.
(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)
The student and parent/guardian shall have a reasonable opportunity to explain the absences. (Education Code 49067)
If a student receives a failing grade because of excessive unexcused absences, the student's record shall specify that the grade was assigned because of excessive unexcused absences. (Education Code 49067)
Grades for a student in foster care shall not be lowered if the student is absent for any reason specified in Education Code 49069.5.
(cf. 6173.1 - Education for Foster Youth)
Grade Point Average
The Superintendent or designee shall calculate each student's GPA using the grade point assigned to each letter grade in accordance with the scale described in the section "Grades for Academic Performance" above. The grade points for all applicable coursework shall be totaled and divided by the number of courses completed. Pass/Fail grades shall not be included in the determination of a student's GPA.
(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)
Final Grades During County/State/Federal Emergencies
In the case of an emergency where there is a significant disruption to all students' ability to access curriculum and teachers ability to deliver material, the District may choose an alternative, hold harmless grading system.
Alternative Grading during County/State/ Federal Emergencies
For Grades K-5
Academic areas marked as N/A; Citizenship and 21st Century Skills marked as Excellent, Satisfactory, or Not Satisfactory. Teacher comments to indicate student engagement and progress.
For Grades 6-8
Insufficient Evidence (IE) (0-69%)
Grade Point Averages would not be calculated under the alternative grading system.
Regulation RAVENSWOOD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: May 14, 2020 East Palo Alto, California