Thursday, April 30, 2009

Grade Rounding and Final Grade Determination at Computer School

I asked how grades get rounded. Here is Henry Zymeck’s answer:

Rounding up or down is at the discretion of the teacher.  For example, I had a policy that grades of 90 or above could not be achieved by rounding up because they set the benchmark for excellence.  Other teachers are comfortable with rounding up.  Should the parent or student have questions, they should consult the teacher first.

It is the policy of the school to record grades above 90 in increments of 1, below 90 they are recorded in increments of 5.

I asked about how the final report card grades are determined. Here is Erin Hill’s answer:

The final grade is the average of all 4 quarters, rounded scores.  However, I THINK these final scores can and have been rounded up or down at the discretion of the teacher as well.  High schools look at the final grades (which are put into the system), but there are some high schools who request their report card and are able to see any (if at all) improvement an individual student may have made. They look at core courses and SOME even look at language—but mainly core.  

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