K-12 Philosophy on Grading During School Closure 2020 Individual teachers will be responsible for assessing student progress and providing feedback. Assignments will be graded and entered in MiStar. Work completed prior to April 20th that demonstrates a student’s mastery of learning will count toward his/her grade.
If a student receives an N (which is no credit) for the sixth marking, and can show evidence as to why he/she deserves credit, the student may submit an appeal for this grade. The student must contact the Executive Director of Student Achievement for their feeder track and complete this Grading Appeals Form. The form must be submitted by June 15th, 2020.
The information will be shared with the Appeals Committee. The Appeals Committee will include: Nada Fouani, Leadership Coach, the Executive Director of Student Achievement, school principal, department representation (if an English Learner or Special Education student) and at least one other member from the Instructional Cabinet. The committee will:
● review the teacher and building logs.
● Review student grades in MiStar
● Discuss information related to any hardship
● Review any documentation submitted.
● Come to consensus on a decision regarding whether or not to approve or deny the appeal
Dearborn High Feeder – Mrs. Fatme Faraj firstname.lastname@example.org Edsel Ford Feeder – Dr. Jill Chochol email@example.com Fordson Feeder (including HFEC and Magnet) – Mrs. Shannon Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Grading Criteria COVID-19 School Shutdown
For the 6th marking period:
● Students receive feedback on weekly assignments in the form of narrative comments.
● Staff will input grades at least weekly in the gradebook as work is completed. This will be available in parent/student connect for parents and students to view.
● For each class, if a student participates in the learning, he/she will receive credit. The following will apply:
● Students who do the following will earn the grade of A recorded:
○ Engage in at least 75% of the remote lessons and hangouts.
○ Submit and earn a passing grade on at least 75% of the assignments.
● Students who do the following will earn the grade of G which awards credit:
○ Engage in 60-74% of the remote lessons and hangouts.
○ Submit and earn a passing grade on at least 60-74% of the assignments.
● Students who do the following will earn the grade of N which is no credit given:
○ Engage in less than 60% of the remote lessons and hangouts.
○ Submit and earn a passing grade on less than 60% of the assignments.
● If a student chooses not to participate and cannot be reached despite numerous attempts, the student receives N for no credit. The teacher must submit the credit/no credit form. The principal must approve. The credit/no credit form and grades for 12th graders are due May 27th. The credit/no credit form and grades for 9th-11th graders are due June 11th.
● If a student is unable to participate due to family hardship, the student will be excused from work and will receive credit. This evidence will be documented in the building log. Principals must approve credit.
● Any student who receives no credit will have to attend summer school for credit recovery. (Students must meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements and earn 23 credits to graduate.)
● There will be a district appeal process for a student contesting their 6th marking period grade.