Middle School Grading

  • Middle School Standards-Based Report Card Handbook

    * Please contact your students' school with questions regarding conferences

     


    ***Photo of sample: actual report card formatting may be different***

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    When a student has partial success at the next higher level, a .5 decimal may be added to the grade.  Effort and Community Skills are graded separately in each course.

    Note: Courses that earn high school credit must use traditional A-F grading.

    Student Name:

    Grade Level (6-8):

    Period (1-6):

    Grade Level Course:

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (list of skills taught in that grading period)

    Examples

    • Reading for Meaning          
    • Reading for Author's Craft and Connecting Ideas Across Texts
    • Reading at Grade Level
    • Writing
    • Listening and Speaking

    MATHEMATICS (list of skills taught in that grading period)

    Examples

    • Ratios and Proportional Relationships
    • The Number System
    • Expressions and Equations
    • Geometry
    • Statistics and Probability

    SCIENCE (list of skills taught in that grading period)

    Examples

    • Science and Engineering Skills
    • Science Core Concepts (e.g., Earth Science, Physical Science)
    • Scientific Thinking

    SOCIAL STUDIES (list of skills taught in that grading period)

    Examples

    • History
    • Geography
    • Civics and Economics
    • Reading in Social Studies
    • Writing in Social Studies

    ARTS (Music, Drama, Art) (list of skills taught in that grading period)

    Examples

    • Art Subject Knowledge
    • Art Technical Skills
    • Participation / Rehearsal
    • Individual performance
    • Ensemble performance

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION (list of skills taught in that grading period)

    Examples

    • Motor skills
    • Fitness
    • Participation

    Career & Technical Education  (list of skills taught in that grading period)

    Examples

    • Integration
    • Math application
    • Use of technology
    • Formulate, Synthesize and Apply Content Knowledge

     

    Grade Mark Legend

     The purpose of the Renton SD report card is to communicate with parents/guardians and the student regarding progress toward district identified learning standards, effort and community skills. It indicates the student's learning strengths and where additional practice is needed.

     

    4  =  Exceeding Standards: Consistently meets most requirements for exceptional work related to course standards and demonstrates a deep level of knowledge and skill for this point in the school year.

    3  =  Meeting Standards: Consistently meets most requirements for proficient work related to course standards and demonstrates grade level knowledge and skills for this point in the school year.

    2  =  Approaching Standards: Consistently meets some requirements for proficient work related to course standards and demonstrates some grade level knowledge and skills for this point in the school year.

    1  =  Attempting Standards: Consistently meets few requirements for proficient work related to course standards and demonstrates little grade level knowledge and skill for this point in the school year.

    IE   =  Insufficient evidence has been gathered to indicate an accurate grade.

    NA  =  This component was not assessed during this marking period.

    M = This component was assessed using a modified standard. 

    P = Passing grade. Not calculated in grade point total.

    NC = No Credit. Not calculated in grade point total.

     

    NON-ACADEMIC INDICATORS (not calculated into the academic grade)

     Community Skills: 

    • Accepts responsibility
    • Shows active listening skills
    • Respects personal/public property and the voice of others
    • Values instructional time.

    Effort:

    • Is prepared and follows the class routine, completes classwork and homework, and shows focus during class time.

    Grading Scale:

    4 = Consistently

    3 = Often

    2 = Sometimes

    1  = Rarely

    Reminder to families: Your student's Quarter grades (Q1 and Q3) are now a snapshot of progress up to that point in time, while the Semester grades (S1 and S2) are the overall indication of your student's achievement during each half of the school year. Please contact your student's teachers any time you have a question about your student's progress or grades.

    Students do not receive grades for advisory; the goals of advisory are to help students develop good relationships, social skills, and engagement with learning.