High School Grading Policy
As of the September start of the 2014-2015 school year, the high school will be instituting a new grading policy. This policy was put into place with the intent of having clearer and more consistent communication of student learning.
Grades can be categorized into 2 distinct types, Achievement and Process:
Achievement- what students know or are able to do
Examples: Tests, Projects, Presentations
Process- behavioral activities which contribute to learning
Examples: homework, class participation, group work
You will see these 2 main categories as color codes on ParentPortal when you check student’s grades. As the emphasis is on what students are learning as they progress towards a pivotal Regents exam or earning credit by passing a course, 80% of quarterly averages will be weighted by “Achievement” scores while 20% will be weighted by “Process” grades.
More specific department grading policies can be found at the beginning of each section of the high school curriculum guide. These documents can be viewed on our website at http://www.me.stier.org/CurriculumGuide.aspx
I would like to thank the committee of stakeholders consisting of: students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, and board of education members, for donating the hours of research and discussion which contributed to the adoption of this policy.
Thomas Burkhardt, Principal
Maine-Endwell Senior High School