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Grading and Reporting

Teachers consider all evidence collected through observations, conversations, and tests/exams and assignments before making a decision about a final grade. Teachers provide feedback to students and parents throughout the term/semester to assist with improving student achievement, and use a variety of reporting methods including:

  • Conferencing (student-led and/or parent-teacher)
  • Use of the agenda book
  • Portfolios
  • Student work samples and assignments
  • Phone calls
  • Letters to parents
  • Report cards

Some performance tasks reveal more about students' skills and knowledge than others. Teachers weigh all evidence of student achievement in light of these considerations and use their professional judgment to determine the student's report card grade.

Report Cards

The report card grade represents a student's achievement of overall curriculum expectations, as demonstrated to that point in time. Principals work with teachers to ensure common and equitable grading practices that follow Ministry policy and Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) guidelines.

Teachers from Grades 1 to 12 complete one Progress Report Card (between October 20 and November 20) and two Provincial Report Cards (between January 20 and February 20 and in late June) according to Ministry and/or RCDSB policy using the guidelines outlined in Growing Success.

Kindergarten teachers complete a Kindergarten Conference Record (between October 20 and November 20) and two Kindergarten Report Cards.

Conversion Charts - Letter Gr a de and Pegged Percentage Marks

Grades 1 to 6

For Grades 1 to 6, student achievement of the overall curriculum expectations will be reported using letter grades. The conversion of levels to letter grades can be found in the following chart.

  • Teachers may use the codes "R" - achievement that falls below level one as well as

"I" - insufficient evidence to determine a letter grade.

Grades 7 to 12

For Grades 7 to 12, a student's achievement of the overall curriculum expectations will be reported using pegged percentage marks. The conversion of levels to pegged marks can be found in the following chart.

  • For Grades 7 and 8, teachers will use the code "R" to indicated achievement below 50 percent.
  • For Grades 9 to 12, teachers will use a pegged mark of 20 or 40 to indicate achievement below 50 percent.
  • For Grades 7 to 10, teachers may use code "I" to indicate insufficient evidence to determine a pegged percentage mark.

Level

Grade 1-6

Lett e r Grade

Grade 7-8

Pegged % Grade

Grade

9-12

Pegged % Grade

4+

A+

95-100

95-100

4

A

90

90

4-

A-

81 or 85

81 or 85

3+

B+

78

78

3

B

75

75

3-

B-

72

72

2+

C+

68

68

2

C

65

65

2-

C-

62

62

1+

D+

58

58

1

D

55

55

1-

D-

52

52

Below Level 1

R

R

40 or 20