Grading Policies

Staff

George Washington Grading Practices

  • There will be a minimum average of one posted grade per week, per student.
  • Every teacher will post updated grades to Eligibility by 8:00am each Monday morning, without exception.
  • There will be consistency regarding assignment names with the grades associated with these assignments in Infinite Campus and Edmodo or any other electronic assignment submission software program.
  • George Washington High School will provide an in-depth professional development for staff and parents regarding setting up grade books and the use of the parent portal.
  • All grades will be posted in Infinite Campus within five school/business days of the assignment’s due date for typical daily assignments and within ten days for major assignments such as essays, projects, and research papers. The expected “posting” date should be communicated to students/parents.
  • At George all teachers will use continuous grading.
  • Any accepted late work will be graded within 10 days.
  • All assignments in the grade book will have a grade or notation entered, i.e. (M) missing, (L) late. There will not be “blank” values.
  • Teachers will use “M” to denote missing grades to communicate to parents assignments that are not turned in in order to facilitate communication via IC.
  • Teachers will, when possible, enter assignments with due dates into the IC grade book in advance.
  • Teachers will communicate their respective “system” of grading (6-week/continuous) via their syllabi to parents.
  • Teachers will have a minimum of one documented communication with a parent of a student who is failing.
  • Grading “points earned” will be well communicated and balanced over the course of the semester.