Grading Guidelines 2020-2021

  • Grading Guidance During Remote & Hybrid Learning

    In recognition of our extraordinary circumstances due to the pandemic, our Kent School District school and district leaders have worked in collaboration continue to look at ways to support student learning while following current grading procedure 2420P.  

    Elementary Grades

    Elementary schools will report student performance in meeting the district and state standards for learning during the 2020-2021 school year.

    Students will be marked with:

    • 4 performing at or above grade-level standard
    • 3 performing at grade-level standard
    • 2 performing below grade-level standard
    • 1 performing well below grade-level standard
    • N not assessed, limited observation or evidence

    Progress reports will also include robust comments from the student’s teacher.

    Middle & High School Grades

    Middle and high schools will report student performance on a modified grading scale for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

    Students unable to engage in learning will not earn a failing grade (F) but rather a no credit (NC) in high school credit classes. All other grades earned remain the same, following current grading procedure 2420P.

    An NC:

    • Should only be awarded on a student-by-student basis and for students not on track for course completion.
    • Does not factor into a student’s grade point average (GPA) and will therefore not negatively impact the student’s GPA.
    • Does not grant credit toward graduation.

    Students who receive an NC will need to access credit retrieval options in order to continue their progression towards meeting Kent School District graduation requirements. 

    If you are concerned about your student’s graduation standing, please reach out to your school’s counseling department and request a meeting with their counselor. 

    Running Start & College in High School Students

    For students in Running Start, the NC grading policy does not apply. Running Start course grades are assigned by outside entities and are subject to their individual grading policy. KSD records these grades on the high school transcript as they are given.

    For students in College in High School courses, grades are assigned based on the grading scale of the college or university.

Last Modified on April 6, 2021