DeKalb County uses the semester system for grade reporting.
You will receive progress reports at 4 ½, 9, 13 ½ week intervals and report cards will be issued at 18 weeks (end of each semester). This is a means to communicate the student’s progress in every subject.
The following rating scale is used:
E – Excellent
S – Satisfactory
N – Needs Improvement
U – Unsatisfactory
X – No evaluation
Progress reports are at 4 ½ week intervals in order to provide ample time for the parent and the teacher to work with the child to ensure progress.
DeKalb County School District 2015-6 Grading Protocol
Student grades are expected to reflect an appropriate amount of curriculum assessment. There should be a balance of grades in each category to support appropriate assignments based on units of study.
Formative Assessment – 0%
- Formal or Informal Pre-Assessments
Assessment During Learning – 25%
- Skills Assessment (Warm-Up)
Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%
- Project or Performance
Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning– 30%
- Formal Post-Assessment Test
- Culminating Project or Performance
- Final or Culminating Exam
NOTE: If the course requires an End-of-Course assessment (EOC), the EOC will weigh 20% of the student’s final grade. The remaining 80% of the student’s grade is determined by the final average in the course.
At the end of each 18- week semester, you will receive reports about your child’s growth and development during that semester. The grade reported at the end of the semester is a cumulative grade for the entire semester. The rating scale of grades used on the report card is as follows:
A – 90-100 B – 80-89 C – 71-79 D – 70 F – Below 70 (failing)
Music, Physical Education, and Creative Enrichment Learning Lab will be rated on the E/S/N/U/X scale as described for Progress Reports.