When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.
Procedure Grading, Progress Reports and Standardized Tests
The approved reporting system includes ongoing student progress reporting via the district-adopted electronic gradebook, elementary teacher parent conferences and report cards. Narrative reports to parents may be used to supplement the other reporting practices.
Individuals with disabilities who may need a special accommodation to participate in a parent-teacher conference should contact the principal's office no later than three (3) days before conference so that special arrangements may be made.
I. Elementary - Grades K-5
Two conferences will be held: one in the fall and one in the winter. One written report card shall be issued in conjunction with the winter conference. One written report card shall be issued to parents at the end of each school year.
When numerical grades are used in reporting to parents, the following explanation of grades shall be made:
4. Exceeds Standard
3. At Standard
2. Approaching Standard
1. Not at Standard
/. Not Evaluated
II. Secondary - Grades 6-12
Report cards are issued each quarter at the secondary level.
Informal progress reports may be submitted at any time during a regular reporting period.
The approved grading scale and grade point equivalents will be as follows for the computation of the Grade Point Average (GPA):
Other marks may also be used in approved circumstances. These non-numerical marks/grades shall be excluded from the calculation of the grade point average. These marks are defined as:
P . . Passing - meets minimum requirements for credit.
N . . No credit - does not meet minimum requirement for credit
I . . Incomplete work - students have not met course requirements for credit. A maximum of two weeks is allowed for removal of an incomplete. If an incomplete is received at the end of the school year, the student has two weeks into the Fall semester to remove it.
S . . Satisfactory - student has not met course requirements, but has met objectives commensurate with ability. Parents, students of a majority age, teacher, counselor, and principal should all be consulted in determining whether an "S" grade should be given.
W . . Withdrawal - student withdrew from course.
The school district shall establish and maintain a standardized basic testing program which can be used, communicated, and interpreted by school and by district.
The program shall lend itself to:
- A qualitative assessment of the educational program of the district for purposes of reporting the over-all status of the district and charting the growth of its pupils, grades, schools, and areas from year to year.
- Appropriate reports to the board,
- Interpretation and use by the teacher, counselor, and administrator so that the test findings shall influence the guidance and counseling of individual children, and the development of a high quality curriculum.
The program shall reflect the academic growth of pupils according to local and national norms; minimize the workload of school personnel in terms of test administration, scoring, interpretation, and use; be adequate and financially feasible, require reasonable training for involved school personnel, and assess the growth of pupils in the basic skills and subjects in the elementary and secondary grades.
The district testing program shall embody those tests required by state law.
Deviations from the established testing program must have the prior approval of the superintendent or designee.
Testing Program: General
|2, 3, 5, 6||Iowa Test of Basic Skills||Fall|
|9. 12||Test of Academic Proficiency||Fall|
|4, 8, 10||Test Selected by State||Fall|
Diagnostic Personality Tests
There shall be on file in the office of the administrator of special services the written consent of the parent or guardian prior to the administering of any diagnostic personality test.
(180-52-035, filed 12/5/69, eff. 1/5/70. Prior: Formerly WAC 180-16-165, 2c, 3e)