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8 Point Grading Scale

Grading:  Grades will be determined by the student’s ability to demonstrate understanding of prescribed standards and learning targets for each unit (i.e. Standards-Based Grading). The grading rubric is based on an 8-point scale. The percentages show how letter grades will be assigned for each score out of 8.  Students will be expected to make up learning targets if they receive below a 5.


8 out of 8 points


Exceeds learning target.


92%            A

Consistently meets or exceeds learning target(s)

7 out of 8 points

87.5%         A-



83.5%         B+



79%            B

Consistently meets learning target(s)

6 out of 8 points

75%            B-



71%            C+



66.5%         C

Generally meets learning target(s)

5 out of 8 points 

62.5%         C-



58.5%         D+


4.36 out of 8 points

54.5%         D

Occasionally meets learning target(s)

4.16 out of 8 points

52%            D-

 (any percentage lower than 52% will be receive an F)

4 out of 8 points


50%            F


Despite attempt, does not meet learning target(s)

0 to 3.99 out of 8 points

0 – 49%      F

Does not meet learning target(s) and did not attempt the problem / did not show evidence of learning that occurred in or outside of class.


*Grading modifications may be made for students with IEP or 504 plans. 

Grade Make-Up:                

(70%) Summative Assessments – Assessments will include tests, quizzes, and projects. Students will have quizzes roughly every two or three weeks depending on the unit. All assessments will be graded using the 8-point grading scale, with each separate learning target receiving a score of 0-8.

(30%) Formative Assessments: Practice and Participation - This includes homework, class work, etc. Students will receive homework about two to three times a week. Students will typically receive feedback/grade on their homework 1-2 days after turning it in. Homework is meant to help students practice concepts and prepare for assessments.

Missing & Late Work:  All assignments for a unit must be turned in prior to the end of a quarter. Late and missing work will receive a B or lower (6.3 on the 8-point scale).

Extra Credit: Extra credit will not be given. Students may retake most assessments and redo most assignments. 

Re-Learning and Retakes:  Students may retake most assessments at the teacher’s discretion, with a maximum retake score of 7 on the 8-point scale. Retakes will have to occur outside of class time. In order to retake an assessment:

1.         Students should have all homework completed

2.         Students should make corrections on the assessment.

3.         Students may be asked to complete extra practice related to the learning target that they are retaking.