Hazelwood Elementary Middle School #210: Grading Policy

Hazelwood Elementary Middle School #210 is committed to maintaining rigorous performance and achievement standards for all students and to providing a fair process for evaluating and reporting student progress that is understandable to students and their parents/guardians and relevant for instructional purposes.

In accordance with Baltimore City Public Schools Grading Policy, please adhere to the following:

Assessments 70%
Classwork 20 %
Homework 5%
Class Participation 5%

 

*Classroom Teachers are required to give students at least three (3) grades per week

 

Tracking Student Progress

Students and families will receive a syllabus from the teacher highlighting grading practices for the course or grade level within the context of this policy.

 

All teachers will use Infinite Campus as their official gradebook and, except for resource classes or when assignments take more than a week to complete, will enter at least one grade per week.

 

Parents and students can track grades using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, which can be access by receiving an access code

 

Make-up Work Due to Absence

Teachers will provide makeup work within three (3) school days of the student’s last absence, and students must turn in assignments within seven (7) school days after they are provided by the teacher. The time allowed for makeup work may be extended on a case-by-case basis for extenuating circumstances determined by the teacher.

 

Reassessment (Reassessment to replace a grade cannot occur beyond the end of a grading term)

We understand that students may demonstrate improved content mastery within the course of a grading term. With the teacher’s agreement, a student may take an assignment that covers the same content that was covered in a prior assignment, and that grade can replace the previous grade. The format must be changed from the prior exam, and the reassessment must occur in the same quarter, prior to the midterm or final examination.

 

Grade Calculations 

Grades are calculated in the following manner:

Grade Calculation
Year-long Course Term 1: Quarter 1 Grade=40%, Quarter 2 Grade=40%, Mid Term Grade=20%

Term 2: Quarter 1 Grade=40%, Quarter 2 Grade=40%, Mid Term Grade=20%

Each Term=50% of Final Grade

 

Failing Grades (Required for grades 6-12): If a student receives an F as a marking period grade, the numerical equivalent of that grade cannot be lower than a 50 when used to calculate the student’s final grade. If a student failed a marking period by earning a 50-59, that score should remain unchanged when calculating the student’s final grade. A student’s overall course grade may be less than a 50 as final examination grades ranging zero to 100 are included in the final grade calculation.

 

Grading Scales

 

Grades Pre-K -1

P=Proficient: 80-100%

I=In Process: 60-79%

N=Needs Development: Below 60%

INC = Incomplete. The “INC” grade may be used temporarily for students who have been lawfully absent from school and have not had an opportunity to make up missed work prior to the end of a marking period.

L = Late Enrollment. An “L” will be issued when students enroll in a course near the end of a marking period, without available equivalent grades from a prior school to inform the calculation of the marking period grade.

PASS= Pass.  A “PASS” may also be used for English Language learners (ELs) in the beginning stages of English language acquisition (WIDA levels 1-1.7, verified in the online student information system) when English proficiency limits accuracy of earned letter grade.

 

Grades 2-5

E = Excellent

G = Good

S = Satisfactory

P = Poor

U = Unsatisfactory

 

E = 90 – 100 G = 80 – 89 S = 70 – 79 P = 60 – 69 U = 59 or below

 

INC = Incomplete. The “INC” grade may be used temporarily for students who have been lawfully absent from school and have not had an opportunity to make up missed work prior to the end of a marking period.

L = Late Enrollment. An “L” will be issued when students enroll in a course near the end of a marking period, without available equivalent grades from a prior school to inform the calculation of the marking period grade.

PASS= Pass.  A “PASS” may also be used for English Language learners (ELs) in the beginning stages of English language acquisition (WIDA levels 1-1.7, verified in the online student information system) when English proficiency limits accuracy of earned letter grade.

 

Grades 6-12

97-100 A+
93-96 A
90-92 A-
87-89 B+
83-86 B
80-82 B-
77-79 C+
73-76 C
70-72 C-
67-69 D+
63-66 D
60-62 D-
59 and below F

 

b. INC = Incomplete. The “INC” grade may be used temporarily for secondary students who have been lawfully absent from school and have not had an opportunity to make up missed work prior to the end of a marking period.

c. W = Withdrawn. A “W” will be issued when a student is withdrawn from a course (Semester or Full Year) prior to completion of the course.

d. L = Late Enrollment. An “L” will be issued when students enroll in a course near the end of a marking period, without available equivalent grades from a prior school to inform the calculation of the marking period grade.

e. PASS= Pass. A “PASS” will be issued when:

    1. credit is awarded through credit by exam;
    2. credit is awarded for coursework from non-accredited schools;
    3. credit is awarded for home school instruction prior to enrollment in City Schools; or may also be used for English Language learners (ELs) in the beginning stages of English language acquisition (WIDA levels 1-1.7, verified in the online student information system) when English proficiency limits accuracy of earned letter grade.

 

Point of Contact: Ms. Patrice Jackson and Ms. Delina Phillips

In accordance with Baltimore City Public Schools Grading Policy, please adhere to the following:

Assessments 70%
Classwork 20%
Homework 5%
Class Participation 5%

 

*Classroom Teachers are required to give students at least three (3) grades per week

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