|Policies and Procedures Handbook||
Last Updated: 8/10/98
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Reporting Student Progress
in Garrett County Secondary Schools
I. Introductory Statement
Any grade reporting policy whose purpose is to report student progress to parents and students must necessarily be compatible with the purpose and objectives of the school. The philosophy of schools in Garrett County emphasizes the growth and development of knowledgeable, active citizens in a democracy. Everyone must keep in mind that marks issued in reporting pupil progress and achievement must reflect this philosophy and should represent the teacher's thoughtful judgment as to the degree a student is meeting the specific objectives as outlined in the philosophy and curricula of the school system.
II. Philosophical Statement
Student progress should be evaluated in terms of progress as well as measured against standards of achievement. Therefore, several facets of performance should receive scrutiny in determining student growth and competence. Certain of these are desirable facts, knowledge, and skills; worthwhile concepts and principles; culturally significant values including wholesome work habits; and the amount of individual growth observed.
Grades must reflect accomplishment based on the following:
1. Previous individual knowledge and skills.
2. Class participation.
3. Class projects and activities.
5. Tests and quizzes.
The pupil progress reporting system must:
1. Report to student and parents information relative to the individual's growth in achieving the goals and objectives of specific courses as well as the pupil's standing in relation to those goals and objectives.
2. Indicate the levels of the courses and minimal achievement expectations.
3. Report the student's social behavior.
4. Indicate the student's attendance.
5. Report progress at least quarterly during the school year.
III. Policy Statement
Student achievement will be reported as numerical percentage of accomplishment for each particular course.
The following scale is meant to show the levels of acceptable achievement and to act as a conversion guide for those situations where a letter grade is wanted or needed.
|90 - 100||Outstanding Performance||A|
|80 - 89||Above Average Performance||B|
|70 - 79||Average Performance||C|
|60 - 69||Below Average Performance||D|
|Below 60||Not Passing||E|
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Instruction 344.2a LDP
Revised 8/13/81, 6/7/88