Roscoe Wilson Elementary School
Grading Guidelines 2021-2022
As stated in the 2021-2022 Lubbock ISD Grading Administrative Regulations for Reporting Student Progress (Elementary Campuses):
The primary purpose of a grade is to measure and communicate what a student knows, understands, and can do as a result of the student’s learning; a secondary purpose for grades is to provide teachers with information for instructional planning. Additionally, grading provides a level of clarity and consistency in assessment practices throughout the district.
Campus leadership teams shall, before the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, develop Campus Grading Policies based on the Lubbock ISD Grading Administrative Regulations. Each Campus’s Grading Policy shall be submitted to the appropriate Executive Principal for approval. Deviations from the Lubbock ISD Grading Administrative Regulations may be accepted at the discretion of the Executive Principals and the Associate Superintendent.
Campuses will communicate their Campus Grading Policy to all stakeholders on an annual basis at the beginning of the school year EIA (LOCAL). The Campus Grading Policy should also be posted on campus websites.
The following administrative regulations were developed with input and feedback from the district’s Assessment and Grading Committee with input from stakeholders. These administrative regulations will be reviewed on an annual basis.
Roscoe Wilson Grading Administrative Regulations are as follows:
- Report Cards - The purpose of report card grades is to communicate the student’s level of mastery of the designated Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) - based instructional objectives. EIA (LEGAL)
- A student’s 504 Plan or Individualized Education Program (IEP) determines appropriate application of these administrative regulations. EIE (LOCAL)
- For students who have modified curriculum in any one or more content areas, the general education and/or special education teacher should apply the appropriate code to the student’s report card.
- Progress Reports - Interim progress reports shall be issued for all students after the third week and sixth week of each grading period EIA (LOCAL)
- Gradebook - All grades recorded in the gradebook will relate directly to one or more TEKS-based instructional objectives. EIA (LOCAL)
- Students will have a minimum of 9 grades in the content area of Math and 9 grades in the content area of Reading each nine weeks, and the grades should be evenly distributed throughout the grading period.
- Students will have a minimum of 6 grades in the content area of Social Studies and 6 grades in the content area of Science each nine weeks, and the grades are to be evenly distributed throughout the grading period.
- No single grade shall count more than 17% of the reported grade for a grading period in Science and Social Studies and no more than 15% in Math and Reading.
- Grades must be recorded during the nine week period in which the work occurs. Exceptions must be approved by the campus principal.
- In order to provide students and parents with timely feedback, grades must be entered into the online gradebook within seven calendar days of the assignment or assessment due date. Exceptions must be approved by the campus principal.
- District Assessments
- For grades 2 through 5, report cards will report a student’s performance level as Does not Approach (DNA), Approaches (A), Meets (M), and Masters (Ma). Performance levels will be based on STAAR performance levels from previous school years.
- District assessments scores will not factor into students’ grades in elementary school.
- All Math and Reading district assessments will be given according to the district timelines.
- Science and Social Studies district assessments will be administered according to the sequencing of the campus IB-PYP Program of Inquiry (POI).
- TIA Pre and Post Tests
- The TIA pre test will not count as a grade.
- The TIA post test will not count as a grade.
- If a student scores less than an 80 on an assessment, re-teaching/intervention followed by at least one opportunity to demonstrate relative mastery of the specific TEKS objectives will occur as defined by EIA (LOCAL). The grade for the second opportunity shall replace the initial grade up to a maximum grade of 80.
- Campuses, in their Campus Grading Policy, may set a reasonable time limit for students who need additional opportunities to demonstrate mastery. The policy and practice of giving multiple opportunities to demonstrate mastery will be applied in the best interest of the individual student. Reteach/intervention and additional opportunities should occur within the same nine-week period.
- Timeframe for Reteach and Intervention
- Reteach and intervention will occur in a timely manner within the same nine weeks grading period.
- Grade Weights
- There will be one category in the gradebook: an assignment category. All grades will carry equal weight within the content area.
- Grades Below a 50
- In accordance with best practices for grading, it is recommended that no grade below a 50 be recorded in the gradebook.
- Late Work Policy
- In accordance with best practices for grading, it is recommended that student grades only reflect student mastery of content. Grades should not reflect student behaviors. It is recommended that no penalty be assigned for late work.