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5421 - Grading

The Board recognizes its responsibility for providing a system of grading student achievement that can help the student, teachers, and parents judge properly how well the student is achieving the goals of the District's program.

The Board believes that the District's grading system should be a reliable system and one that ensures each student's grades signify the degree of accomplishment of those expected learning outcomes which are to be stated for each program at every grade level.

The Superintendent shall develop procedures for grading whereby the instructional staff

  A. develops clear, consistent criteria and standards.


  B. helps each student understand in each course or program what behavior and/or achievement is needed to earn each letter grade.


  C. provides frequent opportunities for each student to obtain information as to progress toward the learning goals of the student's courses or programs.


  D. provides for a pass/fail grade in programs for which it is appropriate.


  E. provides students the opportunity to assess both their own achievements and their areas of difficulty.


The grading system should not inhibit the instructional staff member from learning the strengths and weaknesses of each student on an individual basis.

The grading system should be subject to continual review by staff, students, and parents. Revisions shall be made only when such changes will assure a clearer, more valid, or more reliable system of grading.

F.S. 1001.42, 1003.437

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