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2015-2016 DCPS Secondary Grading and Recording Policy

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The 2015-2016 DCPS Secondary Grading and Recording Policy is a comprehensive document that provides clear expectations to schools and parents on matters related to developing and reporting grades. This new policy is necessary to ensure equitable standards for grades across all secondary schools, and should impact all students in grades 6-12. The policy includes a uniform grading system and scale for all secondary courses to ensure that standards for earning a grade across all content areas are the same. It also establishes expectations that parents receive timely feedback on their student’s progress. Specifically, teachers will now be expected to grade, post and return graded work to students within ten school days of the student’s submission of the assignment. Also, each school will now use the same electronic grade book (with grades updated every ten days) so that parents and students only have to log into one system per school to review their child’s progress. If a student or parent disputes a grade received on a report card, they can appeal the grade with their school.