Grading and Progress Reports - 2420
The Board believes that the cooperation of school and home is a vital ingredient in the growth and education of the student and recognizes the responsibility to keep parents informed of student welfare and progress in school.
The District will issue grades and written or electronic progress reports, and provide opportunities for parent conferences to serve as a basis for continuous evaluation of the student's performance and to help in determining changes that should be made to effect improvement. These written and verbal reports will be designed to provide information that will be helpful to the student, teacher, counselor and parent.
The District shall comply with the marking/grading system incorporated into the statewide standardized high school transcript. A student's grade point shall be reported for each term; individually and cumulatively.
The Board directs the Superintendent to establish a system of reporting student progress and shall require all staff members to comply with such a system as part of their teaching responsibility.
At the beginning of each term, each teacher will specify in writing the student learning goals or standards for their respective courses. If participation is used as the basis of mastery of a goal or standard, a student's grades may be adversely affected for failure to attend or participate, provided on that day there was a graded participation activity. If the teacher does not so advise students in writing, the teacher may not use attendance and participation in the grading process. Students who feel that attendance or tardiness factors have been unfairly applied, may appeal to the principal to determine a resolution.
A student's grade report may be withheld until such time the student pays for any school property that has been lost or willfully damaged. Upon payment for damages or the equivalency through voluntary work, the grade report will be released. The student or their parents may appeal the imposition of a charge for damages to the Superintendent and Board of Directors.
Board Policy 3520 Student Fines, Fees and Charges
RCW 28A.150.240(2g) Basic Education Act — Certificated teaching and administrative staff as accountable for classroom teaching — Scope — Responsibilities — Penalty
RCW 28A.635.060 Defacing or injuring school property — Liability of pupil, parent, or guardian — Withholding grades, diploma, or transcripts — Suspension and restitution — Voluntary work program as alternative — Rights protected.
RCW 28A.600.030 Grading policies--Option to consider attendance
WAC 180-44-010 Regulatory provisions relating to RCW 28A.04.120(6) and 28A.58.101—Responsibilities related to instruction
WAC 392-415 Secondary Education--Standardized High School Transcript
WAC 392-210 Student Testing and Evaluation - Washington State Honors Award Program
WAC 392-400-235 Discipline—Conditions and limitations
Adoption Date: April 21, 1998
Revised: January 14, 2019