Understanding the New Eagle Point School District Grading and

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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:
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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.

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