Standards-Based Grading

Transitioning to Standard-Based Grading
Standard-based gradesOn October 13, 2020, the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education adopted a standards-based grading policy.  The implementation of this will be a gradual process in order to align our school site policies to the revised grading policy.  For this school year, educators are being asked to focus on the following key elements:

Removing nonacademic factors from the academic grade
Providing opportunities for revision and reassessment

Site leaders will collaborate with their department or grade-level teams to remove non-academic factors from the academic grade and also provide opportunities for revision and reassessment starting with Quarter 2.

Over the next few weeks, educators will communicate with families the type, frequency, and timeframe for revisions and reassessments.  Sites, departments and grade-level teams will determine which assignments can be revised or reassessed in order to provide students with more than one opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the content-area standards.  Due dates for class assignments, late submissions, revisions and reassessments will also be established in order to give educators enough time to enter assignments into the final grade.

We realize there are many questions around the updated grading policy and how it will affect your student’s grades.  In the upcoming weeks, schools will communicate directly with their students and families regarding any shifts that will take place for Quarter 2 and beyond.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together to support all of our students and families during this transition.
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