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Modified Instructional Grading and Reporting Requirements

Dublin Unified School District
Modified Instructional Grading and Reporting Requirements
Spring 2020

On April 22, 2020, The Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a modified instructional grading and reporting requirements resolution with specific grading practices for all grade levels.

The governor, superintendent, and principal have all publicly stated that students are expected to be completing schoolwork during the shelter-in-place order. Our teachers have all made a great effort to pare back their curriculum to essential learning objectives for their course. Thus, the best-case scenario would be for students to complete 100% of the distance learning coursework, so they are adequately prepared for the next steps in their education.

However, the California Department of Education has made it clear that students must be held harmless during the duration of distance learning. We know that some families are struggling more than others during this difficult time. 

This webpage provides detailed information on how student grading and reporting will be determined for Spring 2020.

HIGH SCHOOL
A Credit/No Credit grade reporting system will be used for second-semester grades.

  • “0” and “1” Point Grade Scale - Assignments will be graded on a “0” and “1” point grade scale. All assignments submitted will be scored as a “1” and all assignments that are not submitted will be scored as a “0”. 
  • Assignments will not be weighted - Meaning, all assignments given to students, (essays, projects, papers, presentations, labs, etc.), will be based on a “1” and “0” grading scale. However, teachers may break large assignments into smaller segments that could each be graded on the same “1” and “0” grading scale. 
  • No final exams will be given
  • The grading scale for converting Distance Learning assignments to a Semester 2 grade of “Credit” or “No Credit” is as follows:
    • If a student submitted 50% or more of assignments, student earns Credit for the course
    • If a student submitted less than 50% of assignments, the student earns No Credit for the course
    • Please note: Valley High School will have special interpretations of these guidelines as is appropriate for a school that usually gives variable credit. Specific information will be coming to VHS families directly.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
A Pass/No Pass grading system will be used. However, if a middle school student is taking a high school course, that class will be evaluated with a Credit/No Credit grade reporting system. 

  • “0” and “1” Point Grade Scale - Assignments will be graded on a “0” and “1” point grade scale. All assignments submitted will be scored as a “1” and all assignments that are not submitted will be scored as a “0”. 
  • Assignments will not be weighted - Meaning, all assignments given to students, (essays, projects, papers, presentations, labs, etc.), will be based on a “1” and “0” grading scale. However, teachers may break large assignments into smaller segments that could each be graded on the same “1” and “0” grading scale.  
  • No final exams will be given
  • The grading scale for converting Distance Learning assignments to a Quarter 4 grade of “Pass” or “No Pass” is as follows:
    • If a student submitted 50% or more of assignments, student earns a Pass for the course
    • If a student submitted less than 50% of assignments, the student is given a No Pass for the course.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students will not be graded for mastery of standards for the 3rd Trimester of the 2019-20 school year. 

  • Definition of Participation - Defined as students taking part in distance learning activities in the following manner: submitting work and/or attending classroom meeting opportunities.
  • “0” and “1” Point Grade Scale - Can be used by teachers to support measuring participation for submitting work in a distance learning program.
  • Report Cards - Will be mailed home to families.