Shared Practices, Consistent Standards

In 2019, the district launched conversations and shared materials around our new approach to grading practices in grades 6-12, effective for the 2019-20 school year.

In short, stakeholder feedback indicated equitable, consistent, and accountable grading practices were needed at our secondary schools (grades 6-12) to ensure students and families had a common grading experience across content areas and buildings. We believe the primary purpose of a grade is to provide feedback on student progress and achievement to all invested parties with respect to our (revised) grading practices.

Grading practices are relevant to each day of school and every assignment. Non-academic indicators, such as behavior, are also essential to a student’s overall learning and understanding of a topic. Along with the new grading practices, we are also introducing a behavior rubric that is part of secondary grades for the 2019-20 school year.

JCSD Standards Referenced Practices & Grading Expectations

Click here to view information regarding elementary progress reports.

Definitions and procedures for how assignments are assessed in grades 6-12. (Effective for the 2022-23 school year)

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Grades 6-12 Behavior Rubric

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Your Questions, Comments, and Concerns

A change to grading practices can raise many questions. We’re here to help you and your student navigate these changes for the best possible outcome. Whether you have questions, comments, or concerns, please talk to us. We’ll do out best to provide an answer in a timely manner.

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