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GRADING SYSTEMS

 

 

The East Carroll Parish School Board directs that evaluation of student progress be based on various aspects of performance as measured against standards for the respective grade or subject.  The requirements for evaluation shall take into consideration the ability, aptitude, cultural background, and other characteristics of the student.  Grading shall be based on achievement as it reflects a reasonable and conscientious effort on the part of the student to fulfill in the requirements of the course, and the ability of the student as it relates to the student's demonstrated effort.

 

Grades shall be determined and reported in accordance with procedures outlined in the Pupil Progression Plan, as approved by the School Board.  Grading and reporting shall serve to show those concerned how a student is doing in his/her work.  Grades shall not be used with the intent of rewarding or punishing a student.

 

GRADE ALTERATION

 

No School Board member, Superintendent, or school employee, including administrative and supervisory personnel, shall attempt, directly or indirectly, to influence, alter, or otherwise affect the grade received by a student from his/her teacher.  However, a teacher's determination of a student's grade may be changed or altered when the Superintendent or designee has determined that the grade is in error, or that the grade is demonstrably inconsistent with the teacher's grading policy.

 

The building principal shall be notified by the person making the inquiry, including the parent or guardian, and the matter should be resolved by the teacher and the principal. Failure on the part of the teacher and principal to reach a mutual agreement shall result in the matter being referred to the grievance procedure of the East Carroll Parish School Board.

 

GRADING SCALE

ELEMENTARY

 

In order to receive a minimum passing grade (D) for each semester a student must pass two (2) of three (3) grading periods and achieve a 1.0 average.  In order to receive a passing grade for the session, a student must pass both first and second semester.

 

The quality point system below shall be used to assign grades for semester and session.

 

SEMESTER

SESSION

 

 

0-2   = F

0-5    = F

3-4   = D

6-9    = D

5-7   = C

10-15 = C

8-10  = B 

16-21 = B

11-12 = A

22-24 = A

                            

EXCEPTION:  Students who pass at least two (2) of three (3) grading periods for each semester (i.e., DDF) and fail to achieve a 1.00 average for each semester may be promoted to the next higher grade level provided substantial documentation exists (satisfactory progress on criterion-referenced tests, and norm-referenced tests). In all cases the principal shall be responsible for determining placement.

 

SECONDARY

 

In order to receive a minimum passing grade (D) for each semester (2 unit), a student must pass two or three grading periods and achieve a 1.0 average.  In order to receive a passing grade for the session (1 unit), a student must pass both first and second semester.

 

The quality point system below shall be used to assign grades for semester and session.

 

SEMESTER

SESSION

 

 

0-2   = F

0-5    = F

3-4   = D

6-9    = D

5-7   = C

10-15 = C

8-10  = B 

16-21 = B

11-12 = A

22-24 = A

 

Revised:  June, 1989                       

Revised:  March, 1990

Revised:  December, 1997

 

 

Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:414.2

East Carroll Parish Pupil Progression Plan

Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education

Board minutes, 5-2-89, 1-2-90

 

East Carroll Parish School Board