Understanding the New Eagle Point School District Grading and Reporting Policy What do these changes mean for students and parent/guardians? • Report cards will look different than traditional report cards. • High School Students will receive: • • • Traditional Letter Grades Detailed standards score(s) Behavior Scores • Schools will be providing information on both the student’s academic achievement and behavior. • Academic achievement will be assessed using the Oregon Standards/Common Core Standards. • Students will also be assessed on behaviors that promote and support career readiness What is proficiency-based or standards-based grading? • Standards-based grading is the evaluation of student performance against pre-established standards that have specified levels of proficiency. Well defined standards identify specific knowledge and skills. They should describe what a student should know and be able to do as a result of instruction and experiences in school. • Proficiency levels describe how well a student is advancing towards meeting the standard. • If a student is proficient for a standard this means they have met all the criteria for that standard at this point. • Proficiency grading is part of a nationwide effort to help American children succeed as citizens and providers in a globally competitive environment. • A proficiency-based or a standards-based learning system teaches and assesses student learning based on State/Common Core Standards. • The goal of a standards-based system is to provide clear, effective feedback about student learning. SYMBOL DESCRIPTION/DEFINITION 4 EXCEEDS INDEPENDENT WORK SHOWS IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF GRADE LEVEL STANDARDS AND GOES BEYOND WHAT WAS EXPLICITLY TAUGHT 3 (THE TARGET) PROFICIENT UNDERSTANDS AND INDEPENDENTLY APPLIES GRADE LEVEL STANDARDS WITH CONSISTENCY 2 DEVELOPING GRADE LEVEL STANDARDS ARE INCONSISTENTLY APPLIED AND NOT YET MASTERED 1 EMERGING WORKING SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW GRADE LEVEL STANDARDS AND NEEDS ON-GOING SUPPORT NYT NOT TAUGHT/ASSESSED AT THIS TIME SYMBOL DESCRIPTION/DEFINITION E EXCELLENT S SATISFACTORY N NEEDS IMPROVEMENT Credit will be earned with a “C” or Higher and received after every 9 weeks. Students will have multiple opportunities to show proficiency on summative assessments. BUT… Opportunities will expire 2 WEEKS after the 9 week grade report has been received. How the average of proficiency grades correlate to the lettergrade. Letter Grade Cut Score (Average proficiency score, based on 1-4 scale) A 3.41–4.0 B 2.81–3.4 C 2.21–2.8 F 2.2 and Below Letter Cut Score Grade (Average proficiency score) GPA Value A 3.41–4.0 4.0 B 2.81–3.4 3.0 C 2.21–2.8 2.0 F 2.2 and Below 0 A proficiency cut score of a 3.41-4.0 would be an A, and this equates to a 4.0 value on the GPA scale. A proficiency cut score of a 2.21-2.8 would be a C, and this equates to a 2.0 value on the GPA scale. Proficiency scores and GPAs are assessed on two different scales. How letter grades and GPA will be calculated: Letter Grade Cut Score (1-4 Scale Based on Proficiencies Scored) A 3.41–4.0 B 2.81–3.4 C 2.21–2.8 F 2.2 and Below Questions I understand how well my child has done when I see a letter grade. Numbers and letters are confusing. • : Traditionally, a letter grade is an average of Traditionally, a letter grade is an average of total points earned per reporting term. This letter may include points for behaviors (turning in work on time, bringing/sharing supplies, attendance, etc.) that are not directly related to academic achievement. In addition, in a traditional grading system, the grade is an average of the entire grading period rather than a representation of the growth of the student. In a standards-based system, the student’s academic progress on specific over arching standards is reported, and this information is used to determine a grade. • D9 On-line is a true credit by proficiency model. • They have a variety of formative and summative assessments. • They offer multiple assessment opportunities. • The confusion may be that they do not use a four point scale because they contract with k12 for software materials.