Steuart Hill Academic Academy Grading Policy

Grading Philosophy

Steuart Hill Academic Academy is committed to maintaining rigorous performance and achievement standards for all students and to providing a fair process for evaluating and reporting student progress that is understandable to students and their parents/guardians and relevant for instructional purposes.

Tracking Student Progress

You should receive a document from your teacher highlighting their individual grading practices within the context of our school.

All teachers will use Infinite Campus as their official gradebook and except for resource classes or when assignments take more than a week to complete, will enter at least one grade per week.

Parents and students can track grades using Infinite Campus Parent Portal, which can be access by going to https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/campus-portal.

 

Grade Components

 The following components are part of a student’s grade. Within our school, you will see the following categories of grades:

  • Assessments (50% formative and 20% summative) totaling 70%: This category includes two types of assessments, formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments are built into the curriculum, more frequent, and are used to monitor a student’s mastery based on the scope and sequence of curriculum and individualized learning.  Summative assessments assess mastery of the complete set of grade-level standards
  • Classwork (15%): This work includes written or oral work done in a classroom by a student synchronously or asynchronously; homework is an asynchronous learning experience and is categorized as classwork.
  • Participation (least 15%): This work includes the active engagement of students expressing their ideas in a way that others can comprehend their understanding of a topic synchronously or asynchronously.

 

Make-up Work Due to Absence

Teachers will provide makeup work within three (3) school days of the student’s last absence, and students must turn in assignments within seven (7) school days after they are provided by the teacher. The time allowed for makeup work may be extended on a case-by-case basis for extenuating circumstances determined by the teacher.

 

Reassessment

We understand that students may demonstrate improved content mastery of the course of a grading term. With the teacher’s agreement, a student may take an examination that covers the same content that was previously covered in a prior exam, and that grade can replace the previous grade. The specific questions must be changed from the prior exam and the reassessment must occur in the same quarter, prior to the midterm or final examination.

 

Examinations

Grades are calculated in the following manner:

 

Grade Calculation
Year Long Course Quarter 1 Grade=40%, Quarter 2 Grade=40%, Mid Term Grade=20%

 

Each Term=50% of Final Grade

Semester Course Quarter 1 Grade=40%, Quarter 2 Grade=40%, Mid Term Grade=20%

 

Courses Without Exams The Grade of Each Term is Weighted Evenly

 

Grading Scales

 

Grades Pre-K -1

P=Proficient: 80-100 Percent

I=In Process: 60-79 Percent

N=Needs Development: Below 60 Percent

INC = Incomplete. The “INC” grade may be used temporarily for students who have been lawfully absent from school and have not had an opportunity to make up missed work prior to the end of a marking period.

L = Late Enrollment. An “L” will be issued when students enroll in a course near the end of a marking period, without available equivalent grades from a prior school to inform the calculation of the marking period grade.

PASS= Pass.  A “PASS” may also be used for English Language learners (ELs) in the beginning stages of English language acquisition (WIDA levels 1-1.7, verified in the online student information system) when English proficiency limits accuracy of earned letter grade.

 

Grades 2-5

E = Excellent

G = Good

S = Satisfactory

P = Poor

U = Unsatisfactory

 

E = 90 – 100 G = 80 – 89 S = 70 – 79 P = 60 – 69 U = 59 or below

 

INC = Incomplete. The “INC” grade may be used temporarily for students who have been lawfully absent from school and have not had an opportunity to make up missed work prior to the end of a marking period.

L = Late Enrollment. An “L” will be issued when students enroll in a course near the end of a marking period, without available equivalent grades from a prior school to inform the calculation of the marking period grade.

PASS= Pass.  A “PASS” may also be used for English Language learners (EL’s) in the beginning stages of English language acquisition (WIDA levels 1-1.7, verified in the online student information system) when English proficiency limits accuracy of earned letter grade.

Grades 6-12

97-100 A+
93-96 A
90-92 A-
87-89 B+
83-86 B
80-82 B-
77-79 C+
73-76 C
70-72 C-
67-69 D+
63-66 D
60-62 D-
59 and below F

 

INC = Incomplete. The “INC” grade may be used temporarily for secondary students who have been lawfully absent from school and have not had an opportunity to make up missed work prior to the end of a marking period.

W = Withdrawn. A “W” will be issued when a student is withdrawn from a

course (Semester or Full Year) prior to completion of the course.

L = Late Enrollment. A “L” will be issued when students enroll in a course near the end of a marking period, without available equivalent grades from a prior school to inform the calculation of the marking period grade.

PASS= Pass. A “PASS” will be issued when:

    1. Credit awarded through credit by exam
    2. credit awarded for coursework from non-accredited schools;
  • credit awarded for home school instruction prior to enrollment in City Schools; or may also be used for English Language learners (ELs) in the beginning stages of English language acquisition (WIDA levels 1-1.7, verified in the online student information system) when English proficiency limits accuracy of earned letter grade.

 

Point of Contact:

Lisa Brown, Principal

[email protected]

410-396-1387