Grade Level Information
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.
Each teacher determines a set range of assessments within each of these categories throughout the semester to ensure weighting is appropriate & fair for each student. For information specific to the number of assessments that fall within each category, please contact your child’s teacher.
Letter grades & their numerical value & meaning are noted below:
Student demonstrates mastery of content & skills and is ready to move forward
Student demonstrates strong proficiency on content & skills and is ready to move forward
Student demonstrates proficiency on concepts & skills but would benefit from continued reflection & learning on needed/identified areas to move forward with confidence
Student is below proficiency on concepts & skills and should engage in reflection & additional learning on needed/identified areas to close gaps and move forward with confidence
64 & below
Student lacks proficiency on concepts & skills and should engage in reflection & additional learning on needed/identified areas to close gaps and move forward with confidence