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Grading Policies

P352X Grading Policies

Timeline of When Students Receive Grades

All students will receive grades at the end of each marking period for all subjects and related services received during the marking period. Students will also receive grades that measure their academic readiness and personal behavior skills for the marking period. Lastly, students will receive a final grade at the end of the school year which evaluates their overall performance for each subject, related service, and academic/behavioral skill learned throughout the school year.

For the 2023-2024 school year, the marking periods will end on the following dates:

Marking Period 1 – October 27th, 2023
Marking Period 2 – January 5th, 2024
Marking Period 3 – March 8th, 2024
Marking Period 4 – June 14th, 2024

How Courses Are Graded

For all academic subjects and related services, students will receive grades based on a scale of 1-4. All grades will reflect student performance in relation to their Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals.

The scale will reflect the following criteria:

4 - Excels in standards relative to units of study and IEP goals
3 - Proficient in standards relative to units of study and IEP goals
2 - Below standards relative to units of study and IEP goals
1 – Well below standards relative to units of study and IEP goalss

For Social Emotional Development, students will receive a grade based on the following E -N scale:

E - Excellent
G - Good
S - Satisfactory
N - Needs Improvement

How Students are Evaluated

Please see the list and weight of measures of performance that are factored into student grades.

Grading Scale of Marks Awarded

English Language Arts (ELA):

  • CAN I READ IT? – using Decoding/Foundational Skills
  • CAN I UNDERSTAND IT? - Comprehension
  • CAN I WRITE - Print Formation/Organization
  • CAN I USE WORDS? - Conveying Information/Opinions
  • CAN I COMMUNICATE IT? - Speaking and Listening

ELA Overall Grade:



  • DO I GET IT? - Demonstrates an understanding of math concepts
  • CAN I SOLVE IT? - Solves problems with accuracy
  • CAN I COMBINE IT? - Solves problems in multiple ways and explains solutions

Math Overall Grade:


Academic and Personal Behaviors:

  • AM I INDEPENDENT? - Manages time and consistently demonstrates effort to achieve goals
  • DO I DO MY CLASSWORK? - Completes homework assignments consistently and accurately
  • DO I MANAGE MY BEHAVIOR? - Respects rules and works well in the school community
  • **DO I PLAN? - Works in an organized manner
  • **AM I A CRITICAL THINKER? - Persists through challenges to complete a task by trying different strategies
  • **DO I ASK FOR HELP? - Asks for help when needed

Academic and Personal Behaviors Overall Grade:


Individual providers/teachers will determine Cluster Grades. Where applicable, the grades will factor the following: IEP goals, class and other assignments, culminating task products, participation, quizzes, and/or test scores.

All grades will use the following scale to convert percentages into scaled scores of 1-4 or E-N.

It is best practice to include a comment when completing grades for your students.