Grading Practices

Grading Practices

  • There should be a minimum average of 1 posted grade per week, per student
  • Every teacher should post updated grades to Eligibility by 8:00 a.m. each Monday morning, without exception.
  • There should 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 should provide an in-depth professional development for staff and parents regarding setting up grade books and the use of the parent portal
  • All grades should be posted in Infinite Campus within 5 school/business days of the assignment’s due date for typical daily assignments and within 10 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 use continuous grading
  • Any accepted late work should be graded within 10 days
  • All assignments in the grade book should have a grade or notation entered, i.e. (M) missing, (L) late. There should not be “blank” values.
  • Teachers should use “M” to denote missing grades to communicate to parents assignments that are not turned in in order to facilitate communication via IC
  • Teachers should, when possible, enter assignments with due dates into the IC grade book in advance.
  • Teachers should communicate their respective “system” of grading (6-week/continuous) via their syllabi to parents
  • Teachers should have a minimum of one documented communication with a parent of a student who is failing
  • Grading “points earned” should be well communicated and balanced over the course of the semester