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Grading Policy

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WOSE Grading and Reporting Guidelines

• Kindergarten – Students will receive a report card at the end of each grading cycle. Students will be
evaluated in the following areas: writing continuum, letter recognition, sight words, number recognition,
conduct, and work habits.
• 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade – Students will receive numerical grades in the areas of English
Language Arts (ELA), Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students will receive letter
grades of E, S, N, or U in the areas of physical education, music, art, conduct and work habits.
• 5th Grade – Students will receive numerical grades in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA),
Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students will receive letter grades of E, S, N, or
U in the areas of physical education, art, band/music/creative dance, conduct and work habits.
Additional Grading Expectations
Teachers will adhere to the following additional guidelines with respect to assessing student
performance and assigning grades:
• Weighted Grading Categories – Grades will be calculated based on two grading categories:
60% average of all daily grades and 40% major assessments.
• Number of Grades – Students will receive at least two daily grades per week and a minimum of two
major grades per grading cycle in the following areas: Mathematics, English Language Arts (ELA),
Reading, Science, and Social Studies. Long-term projects, such as research papers, should be graded
at various stages of completion rather than only giving a grade for the final project.
• Re-Teaching – It is expected that WOSE teachers will re-teach material when students do not
demonstrate understanding of academic content. This may occur individually or in group settings
depending on the number of students needing re-teaching.
• Additional Expectations (Grades 1-5) – Grades should be updated in Skyward, by the Monday
following the date the assignment was given, so that students and parents receive timely feedback
from the teacher.
• Makeup Work: For any class missed, the teacher may assign the student makeup work based on the
instructional objectives for the subject or course and the needs of the individual student in mastering the
essential knowledge and skills or in meeting subject or course requirements.
• Late Work / Zeros – A student who does not make up assigned work within the time allotted by the
teacher will receive a grade of zero for the assignment.
• Progress Reports – At the end of the first three weeks of a grading period, parents will be given a
written progress report if their child’s performance in any course is near or below 70, or is below the
expected level of performance. If the student receives a grade lower than 70 in any class or subject at
the end of a grading period, the parent will be requested to schedule a conference with the teacher of
that class or subject.