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    Grading and Reporting:  A Guide for Parents
      
     
    Elementary Grades K-3
    Students in grades Kindergarten through Third Grade will be evaluated using a standards-based report card based on the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.  Below are the keys that teachers use to evaluate student progress towards learning goals every nine weeks.  Academic standards are outlined Parent Details documents that are send home each grade period.  Academic achievement is evaluated using a standards-based scores outline below:  
     
    1 Performance is below standard, and student needs frequent teacher support, re-teaching, and additional practice.
    2 Performance is approaching standard, and student applies learned skills with some teacher support.
    3 Performance meets standard, and student produces quality work with little to no teacher support. (grade level expectation)
    4 Performance exceeds standard, and student consistently produces outstanding work independently.
      
    A score of 3 indicates that a student has met the standard.  Rather than receiving one grade per content area, you will receive a breakdown of your student’s performance by standard domain enabling you to identify areas of academic strength and opportunities for improvement more readily.   
     
    We believe in holding our students to high standards, not only in academics, but also for their personal conduct.  Recognizing that successful students take initiative and have good work habits, these skills will be assessed throughout the year using the following scale:  E= Exemplary (Performance is beyond grade level expectation), S = Successful (Performance meets grade level expectation), and N = Needs Improvement (Performance need improvement). This information will be reported in the Work Habits section of the report card.






     
     








    Elementary Grades 4-5
    Forsyth continues to design report cards that truly communicate more to parents about a student's areas of strengths and weaknesses. To that end, Forsyth will be using the Grade Plus report card in 4th and 5th grades. This report card includes both a traditional numeric average and a breakdown of performance based on standards for English/Language Arts, and Math.  In addition to the numeric percentage grade in ELA and Math, students will receive a breakdown of your their performance by standard domain enabling you to identify areas of academic strength and opportunities for improvement more readily.  The standard domains will have standards based scores outlined below. A score of 3 indicates that a student has met the standard.  Science and Social Studies will only receive traditional percentage grades. 
     
    1Performance is below standard, and student needs frequent teacher support, re-teaching, and additional practice.
    2Performance is approaching standard, and student applies learned skills with some teacher support.
    3Performance meets standard, and student produces quality work with little to no teacher support. (grade level expectation)
    4Performance exceeds standard, and student consistently produces outstanding work independently.
     
    We believe in holding our students to high standards, not only in academics, but also for their personal conduct.  Recognizing that successful students take initiative and have good work habits, these skills will be assessed throughout the year using the following scale:  E= Exemplary (Performance is beyond grade level expectation), S = Successful (Performance meets expectation), and N = Need Improvement (Performance need improvement).  This information will be reported in the Work Habits section of the report card.





    Middle School Grades 6 - 8 

    Students in grades six through eight receive grade reports on a quarterly basis throughout the school year.  The interim reports are issued at the nine and 27 week points and the report cards are issued at 18 and 36 weeks.  The reports include a numerical average for the grading period as well as a formative and summative grade breakdown.  The grades are weighted 80% summative and 20% formative to formulate the average.  In addition, the reports include a three point rubric defining Work Habits that impact student achievement.
     
    Middle School Report Cards
     
    To learn more about the innovative work in these schools, please view the Work Habits rubric and poster provided below. 
     
     
    High School Grades 9 - 12
    Students in grades nine through 12 receive grade reports on a quarterly basis throughout the school year.  The interim reports are issued at the nine and 27 week points and the report cards are issued at 18 and 36 weeks.  The reports include a numerical average for the grading period, the End of Course Test (EOCT) score, if applicable, and a a three point rubric defining Work Habits that impact student achievement. The average is calculated 75% summative and 25% formative.  The EOCT, per state rule, has a weight of 20% on the final course grade.  Advance Placement courses carry Quality Points posted on the transcript at the completion of the course.