By family agreement upon admission to EAS, all EAS students are expected to achieve a 3.0 or higher in all of their classes. Student participation on EAS excursions is dependent upon their academic performance at a 3.0 or showing active and significant progress toward a 3.0 in all classes.
Current state guidelines require that students demonstrate proficiency in order to meet the standard at established levels in their learning. EAS teachers use a standards-based model of grading. We have adopted the state’s 4 point scoring model where a “3” indicates “at the standard.” To score a “3” a student must show proficiency in performing a skill or demonstrate a significant grasp of knowledge.
4.0 = Performance exceeds the standard to a level of mastery. Few or no errors.
3.5 = Performance is above the minimal level of competence – few errors.
3.0 = Performance shows competence. Strengths outweigh errors or misunderstandings.
2.5 = Performance approaches competence. Errors show need for improvement.
2.0 = Need for improvement, revision, and clarification outweigh strengths.
1.0 = Performance demonstrates initial knowledge or attempt at a skill.
Letter grade formula:
3.6 – 4.0 = A
3.4 – 3.5 = B+
3.0 – 3.3 = B
2.8 – 29 = C+
2.6 – 2.7 = C
2.4 – 2.5 = C-
2.2 – 2.3 = D+
2.0 – 2.1 = D
0.0 – 1.9 = F
Student scores are not computed using a percentage scale. We hold students accountable to a level of performance in all of their work that demonstrates sufficient mastery to meet district and state standards.
For assignments and tests, teachers determine a scoring rubric (guide) based on the level of difficulty of the assignment/assessment and the key content pieces. We set a "3.0" as the score which represents work demonstrating the student is meeting the basic requirements to demonstrate that they are "at standard".
By performing at this “standard”, students will advance from Lake Washington School District’s Level Three (6th through 8th grade) to Level Four (9th and 10th grade) with the expected skills and competencies.
Students who are absent due to extended family vacations:
- Students or parents requesting assignments one week or more in advance of a family vacation will be provided with those assignments that can reasonably be accomplished on their own. Students will be expected to turn these assignments in within 3 days of their return to school. They will be graded on these assignments and receive a “0” if the assignment is missing.
- Teachers will not hold makeup classes or set up labs or projects for missed class work that is deemed “irreplaceable”. These assignments will remain blank on the StandardScore report and will not positively or negatively affect the student’s grade in the class.
- EAS strongly recommends that parents avoid taking students out of school for family vacations at times other than LWSD holidays.