Middle and High School Grading
Student Handbook and Conduct Code
The evaluation of student work is a vital part of the educational process. Students should be aware of their progress as they proceed with their studies.
- Quizzes and Test
- All papers (quizzes and/or tests should be returned to students corrected and/or with directions for corrections.
- Quizzes should be returned to students within a three (3) day period .
- Tests should be returned to students within a five (5) day period.
- All quizzes and tests should be evaluated.
- Written Assignments (e.g., homework, make-up work)
- Required work should be received by the teacher
- Required work should be corrected by the student prior to grading.
- Required work should be evaluated.
- Required work should be returned within an eight (8) day period, depending on the type of work being done.
- Failure of the student to turn in assignments on time may result in the student receiving a lower grade on the assignment.
- Procedures and Regulation: Grading, Averaging of Grades
Grading ScaleLetter GradePointsPoint Averaging RangeA43.5 - 4.0B32.5 - 3.49C21.5 - 2.49D1.6 - 1.49F0.0 - .59
If a teacher uses numerical scores in determining letter grades for a quarter, the numerical scale is as follows:
A = 90 - 100 B = 80 - 89 C = 70 - 79 D = 64 - 69 F = 0 - 63
There are three options for averaging grades to determine the final course grade. Only one options would be used by a teacher during any school year. The options are as follows:
- Option A - Average grades for quarters and semesters utilizing the 4-point grading scale.
- Option B - Average grade for quarters and semesters utilizing grade point average.
- Option C - Average grades for quarters and semesters utilizing numerical scores.
The procedure for determining final grades is as follows:
Semester Courses - High School First or Third Quarter Grade = 40% Second or Fourth Quarter Grade =40% Semester Exam =20% Semester Courses - Middle School First or Third Quarter Grade =50% Second or Fourth Quarter Grade =50% Year-Long Courses: First Semester Grade =50% Second Semester Grade =50%
SOL test results may be used as a factor to determine the final grade for a course in which an SOL test is given
(Semester grades in a year-long course are determined in the same manner as grades in a semester course.
Transfer Student: Letter grades from a previous school division will be converted to the York County School Division's four-point grading scale. Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated based on conversion results.
- Quizzes and Test