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Grading Scale and Assessment Category Weights


Elementary Students

ELC and Kindergarten uses standards based grading, where teachers evaluate each student based on their ability to meet each standard. The following is the grading scale used.

  • EE = Exceeds Expectations
    • Demonstrates a clear understanding and mastery
  • DE = Developing as Expected
    • Demonstrates increased independence and understanding
  • BD = Beginning to Develop
    • Beginning to understand and develop the necessary skills
  • ND = Not Developing
    • Struggles with the basic concepts and skills
  • NT = Not Taught during the grading period


1st-5th grade is transitioning toward becoming standards based in their assessment. To help with this transition, all grades will now be based on the assessments in Atlas and therefore will have only two categories: formative and summative.

  • For 1st-2nd grade, formative assessments will be 80% of a student’s grade and summative assessments will be 20%.
  • For 3rd-5th grade, formative assessments will be 60% of a student’s grade and summative assessments will be 40%.

Types of assignments that were previously given (i.e., participation, discussion, homework, tests, quizzes) can still be used, but must be placed under one of these categories. 1st-5th grade will continue to use the same grading scale, as seen below:

A+ 100-99

B+ 92-91

C+ 82-81

D+ 72-71

F <64

A 98-95

B 90-85

C 80-75

D 70-67

A- 94-93

B- 84-83

C- 74-73

D- 66-65


Secondary Students

6th-12th grade is transitioning toward becoming standards based in their assessment of students. To help with this transition, all grades will now be based on the assessments in Atlas and therefore will have only three categories: summative, formative, and homework.

  • Summative assessments - 50%
  • Formative assessments - 30%
  • Homework - 20%

The following grading scale and points are used for grades 6-12 for calculating grades for coursework and grade point averages (GPA) at BIS:


A+ 100-99

B+ 92-91

C+ 82-81

D+ 72-71

F <64

4.0

3.33

2.33

1.33

0

A 98-95

B 90-85

C 80-75

D 70-67

4.0

3.0

2.0

1.0

A- 94-93

B- 84-83

C- 74-73

D- 66-65

3.67

2.67

1.67

0.67


The following grading scale is used for online courses taken via North-Star Academy (NSA):


A+ 100-99

B+ 92-91

C+ 82-81

D+ 72-71

F <64

4.0

3.30

2.30

1.33

0

A 98-95

B 90-85

C 80-75

D 70-67

4.0

3.0

2.0

1.0

A- 94-93

B- 84-83

C- 74-73

D- 66-65

3.70

2.70

1.67

0.07


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