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Grading Policy

FISD Middle School Grading Guidelines 

  • Board Policy 
  • According to EIA (local), the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that each campus or instructional level develops guidelines for teachers to follow in determining grades for students. 
  •  These guidelines shall ensure that grading reflects a student’s relative mastery of an assignment and that a sufficient number of grades are taken to support the grade average assigned. 
  •  Guidelines for grading shall be clearly communicated to students and parents.  
  • The District shall permit a student who meets the criteria detailed in the grading guidelines a reasonable opportunity to redo an assignment or retake a test for which the student received a failing grade. In accordance with this policy, the following guidelines have been established. 
  • Purpose of Grading 
  • In Frenship ISD, grades are a measure of students’ mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Grades communicate academic progress and provide timely feedback to students and parents. (Handbook) 
  • Grading Requirements 
  • A minimum of 10 grades shall be entered per subject per six weeks.   
  • Grades will be recorded into the teacher gradebook weekly.  

5 grades by progress reports / 10 grades by the end of the 6-week period.  

  • By the end of the three-week grading period, half of the grades must be recorded into Skyward.  
  • Grades recorded in the gradebook should be linked to key understanding, performance assessments, or TEKS student expectations. 
  • Redo’s 
  • All students shall be allowed a reasonable opportunity to redo an assignment or re-take a test for full credit. The purpose of re-teaching and re-assessment is to allow students who have not yet demonstrated mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills additional opportunities to learn.  
  • In order to support student learning, teachers will provide appropriate interventions for students before they re-do work.  Students will have three days to arrange with the teacher to begin the process of the redo.   
  • Teacher’s may also offer corrections for ½ credit rather than the student having to redo the entire assignment for the grade they are wanting to improve.   
  •  Student work quality and mastery of assignment/skill/learning must be reflected in the grade given to the student.  
  • Make-up Work 
  • For every school day absent, the student has three class days for completion of missed assignments. Administrators have the discretion to modify this guideline due to extenuating circumstance. 
  • Students should make every effort to gather and complete work prior to a school sponsored absence. Time allowed for makeup work due to a school-sponsored activity should be in accordance with the makeup work for all absences. 
  • Late Work 
  • Grades on formative and summative assessments are to measure the level of mastery a student has demonstrated in regards to a specific learning objective.  
  • Students that submit late work may be asked to complete remediation steps at the teacher’s discretion prior to turning in the work after the deadline.  
  • Teacher discretion will be used for students who turn in assignments after the due date.  Late assignments may not be turned in more than one week from when the assignment was due.   
  • A repeated pattern of late work may include further interventions and/or consequences.  
  • Grade Weights 
  • English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies will have two categories in the electronic gradebook with the corresponding weights: Formative 60% Summative 40%. 
  • Formative assessments may be broken down with the 60% (30% lab, 20% quiz, 10% hw) 
  • No more than 20% of a 6 weeks grade may be based on a single assignment, so no less than 2 summative assessments should be required each grading period.