The grading philosophy of Lisle Junior High School is based on the following Grading Understandings. We hope this aligns our approach to assessing students and their acquisition of learning standards.
- Grades communicate student achievement of learning standards; students’ grades should not be reduced or inflated due to student behaviors outside of the standards.
- Standards are clearly communicated to students with clear indicators of proficiency and exemplars.
- Grading policies are consistent among teachers of a course and common assessments are utilized to measure student achievement.
- Students learn at different rates and should have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge of standards; students are expected to take steps to correct errors of knowledge, understanding or skills.
- Formative assessments are used to provide timely and descriptive feedback in order to allow students to self-assess progress towards a standard.
A serious attempt is made at all times to evaluate in the best possible manner the progress of students. The following grading system is used to evaluate student work and progress:
The student is more than meeting the demands of the course. Work is on time and the work is of superior quality. It shows mastery of the subject matter. The student has the ability to carry the job through and exerts a positive influence on the class.
The work is of a superior nature and the required work is well done. The student meets the demands of the course and exerts a positive influence on the class.
The student satisfactorily completes the required work. The work is on time and is of average quality. The student is showing achievement.
The student is not doing all of the assigned work, is dependent on others, in inconsistent, uncertain, and confused. Work is below normal, but shows some evidence of growth.
F (Below 60)
Unsatisfactory, with little growth taking place, lack of interest and irregular attendance and attention.
To determine Grade Point Averages, the following numerical values are assigned to each letter grade:
A = 5; B = 4; C = 3; D = 2; F = 1