Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Note on Report Card Grades


In the fall of 2016, Hazen Union School moved to a proficiency-based model of instruction and assessment. We are excited about this shift and are confident that it benefits all of our students. Here is a breakdown of what your student’s report card grades mean.

Grade
GRADING CRITERIA
4.0-3.5
Exemplary
  • Majority of standards are Exemplary.  
  • No standards are Developing, Beginning, or No Evidence.
3.4 - 2.7
Proficient
  • Majority of standards are Proficient or Exemplary.
  • No standards are Beginning or No Evidence.

2.6-1.7
Developing
  • Majority of standards are Proficient or Exemplary, but some are Beginning or No Evidence.
OR
  • Majority of standards are Developing, and more are Proficient or Exemplary than Beginning or No Evidence.
1.6 - 1.0
Beginning
  • Majority of standards are Developing and/or Beginning.
No-Evidence
  • Majority of the standards are No Evidence.

What is the 1-4 scale and how does it work?

The smaller the scale, the greater the accuracy and consistency among teachers. As with most schools in the nation that have moved to Proficiency Based Learning, we have chosen a four point scale for its ease of conversion to the traditional college GPA scale, and for its clarity.

The keys to reliable scales are clear, well-defined descriptors of each of the four levels. Teachers have been working on writing quality Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO’s) and will continue to do so. Each ELO has language specific to the targeted content skill or understanding. Teachers score student work using a 1-4 scale for each ELO where a 3 represents proficiency in the articulated target. When scores from individual targets are combined in Powerschool or Schoology at the end of a period of learning, this will result in composite scores to the tenth place (i.e. 3.1, 2.6, 2.8).


For the 2016-17 school year a score of 2 will equal a passing grade in the course.