Recommended Changes to Grading Practices, Reporting and Student Recognition

This presentation was given to the School Board on March 12, 2019. It provided recommendations for the School Board to look at from a work group tasked with looking at practices pertaining to student performance and recognition. The task force generated several recommendations for review. With each slide, a possible start date was included to demonstrate the earliest a recommendation could be implemented. However, as of this date, the Board has not approved these items until further review and community engagement takes place.

The School Board will work with staff to determine which items to review first. They may request additional information before approving or they may elect to postpone or not approve an item to move forward for implementation.

At the request of the School Board, materials related to each item that were used by the work group have been added below the March 12 presentation so that the public can see information that was shared within the group as it discussed these topics.

Access for all to advanced coursework and highest levels of the curriculum

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Eliminate Current Final and Mid-Term Exam Structure

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Implement K-12 Learning portfolio of evidence with exhibition of learning

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Rebalance weighted GPA value for all secondary courses

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Switch to Latin Honors System, eliminating class rank

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Redesign current accelerated and double accelerated mathematics pathways 3-7

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7a - Establish a K-12 standards-based grading system

7b - Establish policy and guidelines to address zero grades

7c - Adopt a One-Time Report Card with regular progress updates