It is the philosophy of the Clare Public Schools that:
- Students are to be graded in a fair and consistent manner.
- Grades should not be used in a punitive fashion.
- Marking period grades are to be equal factors in determining semester grades.
- In classes where exams are administered the semester grade will be calculated by weighting each marking period 40% of the semester grade and the final exam 20% of the semester grade.
The purpose of grades in a school is to inform parents of the relative work accomplished within a class, quality of this work, and progress towards completion of established student outcomes. Teachers will formulate their grading systems in a manner to facilitate student success.
Individual teachers establish standards of grading for their classes. There are circumstances under which the administration may offer suggestions and/or require change in grading practices. The policy outlined here is for determining semester grades only and does not specifically, or by implication, apply to the determination of daily and/or marking period grades.
B+ = 89-87 C+ = 79-77 D+ = 69-67 A = 100-93 B = 86-83 C = 76-73 D = 66-63 A- = 92-90 B- = 82-80 C- = 72-70 D- = 62-60
Any percentage 59 or lower would be failing (E).
If no exam is given the final semester grade is the average of the two marking periods.
THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THE ABOVE PROCESS WOULD BE IN THE EVENT THAT TWO OF THE THREE ASSIGNED GRADES (FIRST MARKING PERIOD, SECOND MARKING PERIOD, FINAL EXAMINATION) ARE "E's" THEN THE SEMESTER GRADE WOULD BE AN "E".
Progress Reports to Students and Parents:
Students are marked each nine weeks according to the following standard:
- "A” shows excellent knowledge of subject matter, is always prepared and does substantially more than the required amount of work.
- “B” has good knowledge of subject matter, doing all recitation and written work in a careful manner.
- “C” shows fair knowledge of subject matter by irregular answers and occasional volunteering. Does not spend enough time in preparation.
- “D” shows poor knowledge of subject matter through infrequent answers, low examination scores, and very incomplete written work. Daily preparation is often irregular.
- “E” indicates failure. This grade may be due to lack of ability or effort and is most often due to a combination of both factors.
- “I” indicates required work is unfinished and incomplete. An incomplete must be removed or satisfactory arrangements with the teacher concerned must be made to complete work