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Grading Policy for 9-12 IKAA-R

It shall be the responsibility of all teachers and administrators to insure the following regulations are followed:

Summative Assessments – 70%
possible items for evaluation to determine a student’s grade and thus their level of achievement:

  • Tests*
  • Quizzes
  • Special Projects—if designed for students to be able to demonstrate learning and achievement.
  • Lab Work— if designed for students to be able to demonstrate learning and achievement.
  • Writing Assignments

*State SOL assessments will be the final exam for EOC courses, except in the case of advanced/honors classes.

Formative Assessments – 30%
possible items for evaluation can be graded; however, as they do not reflect a student’s level of achievement, they should not be a major part of the student’s grade

  • Class Work
  • Notebooks
  • Homework – cannot count more than 10% of a student’s grade in a grading period
  • Participation – not to be counted in a student’s grade, unless it is a stated part of the learning goal as in a fine arts or physical education course

Semester examinations for year-long courses and mid-term examinations for semester courses may not count more than 20% in grades 6-12.


Frequency of Evaluation for Grades 9-12
Formative evaluations must be ongoing through the many different methods available, i.e. questions to check for understanding, homework, class work, etc.
There must be a minimum of eight evaluations per grading period, averaging 2 per week.


Grading Policy 9-12 and Gradebook Setup

Please see me if you need help with setting up your gradebook.

Quiz, Quiz, Trade

Who says technology is the only method for getting kids involved in learning? Quiz, Quiz, Trade is a cooperative-learning technique that has students review information with other students by asking and answering questions. Working with peers in a nonthreatening manner builds confidence, encourages greater participation, and results in more thoughtful discussions.

Follow the Teacher Toolkit for more details.