DeKalb Schools has changed their district wide Grading Protocol. A few weeks ago, the principals were sent the new grading system with the new categories and weights. Some of the old categories were combined and some new categories were created. I can’t find it online anywhere, so here it is:
|GRADING CATEGORIES||*GRADE PROTOCOL|
|Formative Assessment – 0%
Assessment During Learning – 25%
Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%
Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning– 30%
|A 90 – 100B 80 – 89
C 71 – 79
F Below 70
Notes: *English Learners (ELs) must not receive numerical or letter grades for the core content areas in elementary and middle school during their first year of language development. A grade of CS or CU must be assigned. This rule may be extended beyond the first year with approval from the EL Studies Program. English Learners must receive a grade for ESOL courses.
** Charter schools are not subject to this grading policy.
- Grading Protocol
- Grading Protocol Definitions
- K-5 Pass/Fail Rubrics
- District Expectations For Success
Old Category and Grade Weights
|Class Participation & Classwork||40%|
|Tests & Quizzes||30%|
This is from DekalbSchoolWatch
The new grading policy (K-12) was introduced late last year to people going through Infinite Campus training. During pre-planning it was also discussed with staff. In looking at the K-12 syllabus template, there is a section showing the new assignment weights. I don’t see a further breakdown within the 45% for guided, independent, or group study. Good luck getting more information.