The following regulations define how the faculty and staff of Angleton ISD will carry out legal and local policy EIA during remote learning. All course grading guidelines, expectations, and practices communicated by teachers to students and parents should be in compliance with these regulations.
District Grading Philosophy:
- A grade should represent as accurately as possible what students have learned based on their level of mastery of the curriculum learning standards and course objectives.
- All grading practices should be used to promote learning, achievement, and academic growth.
- Grades should be used as a tool to foster academic growth, not a means of punishment.
- All grading practices used by teachers should be in writing and must be shared with students and parents.
- State and district screening assessments, including but not limited to MAPS, Accelerated Reader points or comprehension tests, mock STAAR assessments, and Benchmark assessment, may not be used for grades.
- Students participating in asynchronous learning must be given an A-F letter grade and may not take courses as pass/fail.
Minimum number of grades:
Pre-K - 12th Core Content
Teachers are required to record in Skyward a MINIMUM of two (2) DAILY GRADES weekly and one (1) MAJOR GRADE every three (3) weeks of the quarter for each core class.
Pre-K - 5th Enrichment
PE and Music teachers will assign students a nine weeks participation grade only. Participation will be based on student interaction and engagement with digital content, and students should be assigned at least one participation grade a week.
- 9-8 active weekly engagements = E
- 6-7 active weekly engagements= S
- 5-4 active weekly engagements=N
- 3 or less active weekly engagements = U
6th - 12th Enrichment
Teachers are required to record in Skyward a MINIMUM of two (2) DAILY GRADES weekly and one (1) MAJOR GRADE every nine (9) weeks of the school year for each enrichment class.
Make-up assignments or tests will be made available to students after any absence or school suspension. When determining what work is to be assigned for make-up, teachers are encouraged to consider the instructional objectives, course requirements, and needs of the individual student. The student will be allotted the same number of days he/she was absent to make-up the missing assignments and/or test. Any assignments or tests not made up during this time frame will receive a zero.
Grading Categories and Weights:
- MAJOR GRADES = 40%
- Long-term projects
- DAILY GRADES = 60%
- eLearning/Google Classroom Interactive discussion and classroom participation
- eLearning/Google Classroom
- No single assignment or assessment may count more than 20% of a student’s grade.
- MAJOR GRADES = 40%
Students are required to complete all assignments that are posted each week. Students may work at their own pace but are still required for meeting minimum attendance requirements for the course. All independent work will be at a level that can be done independently by the student, and the student should clearly understand the expectations of the assignment.
Posting of Grades:
Assignments and assessments should be graded and posted in the Skyward electronic grade book in a timely manner so that students are receiving appropriate feedback and parents are able to access accurate information. Assignments and tests should be graded, posted, and made available to students within 72 hours. Teachers are expected to update their electronic grade books by 4:00 pm each Friday
A teacher has the discretion to drop grades, as long as it is consistently and fairly applied and documented. The minimum number of grades per quarter must be maintained.
Student Progress and Grade Reporting
Teachers will provide a progress report for each student according to the grading calendar published each year. Report Cards and Progress Reports will be sent home via the district timeline.
Parent Conferences: All teachers will make a good faith effort to conference with parents of students experiencing academic difficulty at each progress reporting period. A good faith effort is defined as multiple attempts using multiple modalities (call, email, personal contact, etc.). All attempts should be documented.
E = Excellent (equal to A)
S = Satisfactory (equal to B)
N = Needs Improvement (equal to C or D)
U = Unsatisfactory (equal to F)