Brookvale Elementary School Grading Policy
Grades S, N may be used in grades 1-6 for handwriting, arts, music, P.E., and study skills. Students in grades K-3 may use the S, N and O letter grades to track academic and social performance.
Brookvale teachers will base a student’s grades on the percentage system as follows:
100-90% - A
69-60% - D
59-0 % - F
Note: +/- grades may be used by the teacher in regards to type of effort student is displaying within that grade category. If a student is borderline C/D and the student has consistently attempted to improve that grade then the teacher may issue a + for the grade category.
The following criteria are used when assigning overall grades in CORE academic areas:
A – OUTSTANDING (primary letter grade of O)
· Produces markedly superior work and ACHIEVEMENT consistently demonstrates a high level of
· Understanding of concepts and application of skills of the course/class.
· Does extra work in addition to assigned work, both teacher suggested and/or self-initiated.
· Works independently.
· Shows high ability, initiative and originality in problem solving.
B - ABOVE AVERAGE (primary letter grade of "O" or "S" depending upon level of performance)
· Above average, consistent completion
· ACHIEVEMENT of work with above average understanding of concepts and application of skills.
· Completes work on time.
· Shows interest in work and evidence of ability to apply concepts.
· Works with little assistance from others.
· Does independent work
· Showing initiative.
C - AVERAGE (primary letter grade of S)
· Demonstrates satisfactory achievement of course/class objectives.
· Learn facts, concepts, and applies skills.
· Usually completes work on time.
· Evaluates work and improves under teacher direction.
· Does some independent work, showing initiative.
D - BELOW AVERAGE (primary letter grade of N)
· Below average work, inconsistent achievement
· Minimal effort or progress.
· Learns some facts and concepts and with additional help and can apply them.
· Needs to improve the amount of work completed.
F - FAILURE
· Poor work
· Unsatisfactory achievement
· Little or no work or progress.
· Work is inferior to accepted standards.
· Learns few or no facts or concepts.
· Is unable to apply what is learned.