Grading Scale


Grading and Evaluation of Students

Ford Heights School District 169 makes every effort to keep parents informed of a student’s academic progress. Students attending Ford Heights Schools receive a report card 4 times a year. These reports are issued every 9 weeks. Additionally, students receive progress reports no later than the 4th week of each grading period.

These comprehensive report cards provide information to parents about the student’s performance in the core curriculum subjects and related courses such as Physical Education, Music, and Art. The report cards also allow for additional narrative commentary about a student’s performance.

Many students have physical or learning disabilities that make it difficult for them to learn through traditional styles of instruction. To help these students succeed, school systems offer an altered/modified curriculum and/or instructional approach. These changes are called modifications, adaptions, or accommodations.

Any student whose grade has been modified, will be delineated by an asterisk (*).

Codes Used for Evaluation of Student Performance on Course Work at Cottage Grove Upper Grade Center:

A = Excellent Performance (90%-100%)
B = Above Average Performance (80%-89%)
C = Average Performance (70%-79%)
D = Below Average (60%-69%)
F = Failing Performance (59% and Below)
I = Incomplete

Excellent, Above Average Performance
The student has worked diligently in the course and demonstrated exemplary performance on a majority of assignments and activities. The student demonstrated high levels of understanding of objectives for the course.

Very Good, Somewhat Average Performance
The student has demonstrated very good performance on most assignments and activities. The student demonstrated a somewhat average to very good understanding of objectives for the course.

Good, Average Performance
The pupil has done average work and has demonstrated an average level of mastery of course work and objectives.

Fair, Somewhat Below Average
The student has performed poorly on most assignments and has demonstrated limited mastery of most course work and objectives for the course.

Failing Performance
The student did not complete assignments or completed them well below the level expected or demonstrated extremely limited understanding of objectives for the course.

I = Incomplete
The “I” for incomplete is only used in cases where a student entered Ford Heights Schools as an extremely late enrollee or if the student has had extended abensces due to a long illness. Extended absences due to illness must be supported by a doctor’s excuse.

Codes Used for Evaluation of Student Performance on Course Work at Medgar Evers Primary Academic Center:

Pre-Kindergarten:

(S) = Satisfactory
(W) = Working on Skills
(NA) = Not Applicable

Kindergarten through Fourth Grade: (Developmental Skills)

A = Excellent Performance(90%-100%)
B = Above Average Performance (80%-89%)
C = Average Performance (70%-79%)
D = Below Average Performance (60%-69%)
F = Failing Performance (59% and Below)
P = Pass

* – Modified Curriculum