Grading at Kingsway
An assigned grade is a measure of student achievement relative to identified grade-level standards, course expectations, and overall curricular goals and objectives. Grades serve to inform students, parents, teachers, and administrators of the degree in which mastery has been attained and to help teachers adjust instruction to meet the individual needs of all students.
Teachers within the Kingsway Regional School District consistently use the following grading categories and percentages:
- Primary - Assessments/assignments in this category comprise 50% of a student’s grade & typically assess multiple standards introduced throughout the unit or mulitple units.
- Secondary - These assessments/assignments account for 40% of a student’s grade & typically focus on the discrete skills and understandings students need to acquire before engaging in a primary assessment/assignment. These assessments/assignments are able to be redone in line with the District's Reassessment Practice.
- Supportive - In this category, 10% of the overall grade is earned. These assessments/assessments usually focus on scores achieved from independent work towards proficiency or mastery in the standards.
In addition to consistent grading categories, the district has established minimum assignments/assessments within each category to ensure a balance that best represents a student’s academic performance in relation to grade-level standards. The minimum number of assignments that are to be planned for throughout the semester within a teacher's gradebook are below.
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