• GRADING DEFINITIONS

     

    Grade

    % Range

    Descriptor

    Performance Level

    A

     

    See department

    grade range

    The student has advanced knowledge and skills and is able to demonstrate sophisticated application in new contexts and exemplary work.

    Advanced

    B+/A-

     

    The student has an advanced-proficient understanding of grade level content and is able to demonstrate and apply this consistently.

    Advanced Proficient

    B-/B

     

    The student is able to demonstrate grade level skills and understanding with minor mistakes and omissions.

    Proficient

    C

     

    The student has a basic understanding of content but requires further assistance or study to meet proficient level.

    Basic—working towards proficient

    D-/D

     

    Student demonstrates limited understanding of concepts and skills and is not ready to move on to next level.

    Below Basic

    F

     

    Student has failed to demonstrate any skills or understanding of content.

    Far Below Basic

     

    Behavior, Participation, Work Habits and Citizenship

     

    Course citizenship, which includes attitude, classroom behavior and work habits, is reported separately from academic grades. Students who receive two or more unsatisfactory citizenship marks on any 9 week grade report may not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities including athletics, dances, rallies, nonacademic performances, and club activities.

    Work Habits