Grading System Regulations

KINDERGARTEN GRADING SCALE


Kindergarten will use the following scale:

 

 

 

S – Satisfactory           

80 – 100%

 

 

 

P – Progressing           

70 – 79%

 

 

 

N – Not Satisfactory 

0 – 69%

 

GRADES 1-8 GRADING SCALE

A grading system for all major and minor subjects shall be used by all schools in Tangipahoa determining the credit given for each unit using a letter grade assigned according to a four point scale as follows:       

A       – 4 points   93– 100%    

B       – 3 points   85 – 92%  

C       – 2 points   75 – 84%  

D       – 1 points   67 – 74%

F      – 0 points     0 – 66%  

 

In grades 1-6, record comments on the report card, as applicable, for Handwriting, Health/Physical Education, and Fine Arts.

In grades 7-8, record comments on the report card, as applicable, for Handwriting.

In grades 1-8, comments may be used to indicate areas for improvement in Personal and Social Growth.   

  

GRADES 9-12 GRADING SCALE

A grading system for all subjects shall be used by all schools in Tangipahoa Parish in determining the credit given for each unit a letter grade assigned according to a four point scale as follows: 


 

 

 

 

A - 4 points

 

93 - 100%

 

 

 

 

B - 3 points

 

85 - 92%

 

 

 

 

C - 2 points

 

75 - 84%

 

 

 

 

D - 1 point

 

67 - 74%

 

 

 

 

F - 0 points

 

  0 - 66%

 

HONORS COURSES GRADING SCALE (Grades 9-12)

Schools with honors courses shall use the grading scale indicated below:    


 

 

 

 

A - 4 points

 

90 - 100%

 

 

 

 

B - 3 points

 

80 - 89%

 

 

 

 

C - 2 points

 

70 - 79%

 

 

 

 

D - 1 point

 

60 - 69%

 

 

 

 

F - 0 points

 

  0 - 59%

 

The following honors courses have been designated to follow the grading system for honor subjects beginning with the following years:  


1994-1995                      

 

          1995-1996 

 

            2008-2009  

(H)  *English I. II, III         

 

(H) *English IV  

 

(H) Chemistry II  

(H)  *Physical Science  

(H)  *World History            

(H)  *Algebra I, II    

 

(H) * Calculus  

 

 

(H) *Geometry                

 

          2002-2003 

 

            2014-2015  

(H) *Biology I, II              

 

(H) Spanish III, IV     

 

(H) *All International      

(H)  *Chemistry               

(H)  *Trigonometry    

(H)  *Advanced Mathematics  

(H)  *Physics   

 

(H) French III, IV 

       

       Baccalaureate Subjects  

(H)  *American History   

 

          2003-2004  

 

 

(H)  *All College Board  

 

(H) World Geography  

 

        Advanced Placement                       Subjects      

GRADING POLICY FOR CREDIT RECOVERY COURSES

Credit recovery grades will be based on the percentage score earned in the on-line program for a specific subject area.  If a student is working in an EOC-subject area, the student’s EOC grade will be a percentage, as determined by Tangipahoa Parish School System, of the final course grade.  

Course requirements for recovery grades include completing on-line content lessons, taking on-line quizzes, completing on-line homework and lab activities, and passing Topic and Cumulative Exams.  

 

AVERAGING GRADES  

NOTEFor more detailed grading procedures and forms, refer to “Tangipahoa Parish School System

Grading Procedures, Grades 1-8” packet (Found at the TPSS Curriculum Department Policies and Procedures link, http://www.tangischools.org/domain/530)

GRADES 1-5:  

A student must have a minimum of six grades per making period, one of which may be the six-weeks test.  Six weeks grade will be determined by averaging teacher selected activities, doubling the average and then averaging with test grades.  When averaging letter grades, if the grade averages 50% of a point or higher, a higher letter grade will be given.  A student must average a 1.0 to receive a

“D” in any course work.  Grades from selected activities will be weighed in determining the six–week grades. 

 A session grade will be determined by adding the quality points of the six six-week grades and dividing by six.   If the grade average is 50% of a point or higher, the higher letter grade will be given.  A student must average 1.0 to receive a “D” in any course work.  To successfully complete a course, a student must compile six points during the six six-week periods.  (See Section II – Grades 1-5 Promotion Policies)  

A minimum of three quality points must be earned during the last three six-week periods.  (See Section II – Grades 1-5 Promotion Policies)  

GRADES 6-7:   

A student must have a minimum of six grades per marking period, one of which may be the six-weeks test.  Six weeks grade will be determined by averaging teacher selected activities, doubling the average and then averaging with test grades.  When averaging letter grades, if the grade averages 50% of a point or higher, a higher letter grade will be given.  A student must average a 1.0 to receive a “D” in any course work.  When averaging percentage grades, the percentage average will be converted to a letter grade based on the Tangipahoa Parish Grading System Regulations.  In reading and mathematics, grades from selected activities will be weighted in determining the six weeks grades.  

Session grade will be determined by adding the quality points of the six six-weeks grades and dividing by six.  If the grade averages 50% of a point or higher, a higher letter grade will be given.  A student must average a 1.0 to receive “D” in any course work.  To successfully complete a course, a student must compile six points during the six six-weeks periods, with a minimum of three points earned during the last three six-weeks periods. (See Section II – Grades 6-8 Promotion Policies)  

 

GRADES 8-12:     

CUMULATIVE PERCENTAGE GRADES 

At grades 8-12, each grade during the semester will be recorded using a numerical value in the electronic grade book.  At the end of each six (6) weeks period, numeric grades will be converted to percentage values by the electronic grade book for the purpose of reporting progress for interim grades, semester grades, or final grades in accordance with the Tangipahoa Parish Grading System Regulations.  

1.         Grades will be determined by averaging the cumulative grades with a minimum of six grades recorded per reporting period as follows:  

a.            After 6 weeks - a minimum of 6 grades recorded

b.            After 12 weeks - a minimum of 12 grades recorded

c.            After 18 weeks - a minimum of 18 grades recorded

2.             Semester grades will be given in all classes with two (2) interim reports being issued during each semester.  Interim reports will be issued as follows:

a.            After 6 weeks

b.            After 12 weeks

3.             The semester report card will be a cumulative grade of the entire semester’s work based on points earned divided by points possible.

4.             The semester grade will be calculated by dividing the total points earned by the total points possible.  Letter grades are to be assigned according to the Tangipahoa Parish Grading System Regulations.

5.             Exceptions to the point system may be made when the adopted textbook or teacher’s manual has an appropriate grading procedure outlined in it. ( Ex. Typing) Exceptions must be approved by the principal and central office personnel.

6.             When calculating grades to determine the semester letter grade, .50 and above will always be rounded off to the next highest number.

7.             Total the quality points of the two semester grades and divide by two for a session grade.  If the student failed the second semester, do not average the two semester grades.  The student will receive ½ credit only if the first semester was passed.

8.             A student must average a 1.0 to receive a “D” in any course work for a semester or for the session.  If the semester or if the session grade averages 50% of a point or higher, a higher letter grade will be given.

9.             A student who fails the first semester and passes the second semester with a session average of one (1) point or better will receive full credit for a course.

Clarification:        A student in grades 9-12 who fails the first semester and passes the second semester with a semester grade of “D” will receive ½ credit for a course.*  This does not apply to students in grade 8

*A student in grades 9-12 who passes the first semester and fails the second semester will receive ½ credit for the first semester only, as allowed in Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Standard 2331 C.  

For the purpose of determining athletic eligibility, a grade of "P" on a student's transcript or report card is equivalent to a "C."

 

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