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What's New with Grading?

 
Montgomery County Public Schools revised the elementary school grading system this year. According to the MCPS website, "The revisions are designed to more clearly convey student learning and provide additional information about learning skills or work habits. The change reflects input from parents, school staff, and community." 
To summarize:
--Students in Grades 2-5 will have A, B, C, D grades.
--Kindergarten students will get a report card four times (instead of twice) per year.
--Includes overall subject grade (in addition to the end-of-year average and measurement topics per marking period).
--Includes reporting of key learning skills.

Click here for a link to the information on the MCPS website. http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx

Scoring Guide for Assignments, Grades K-1

Grade Descriptor
P Evidence shows complete understanding and use of grade-level concepts.
Errors do not impact understanding.
I Evidence shows incomplete understanding and use of grade-level concepts.
Errors impact understanding.
N Evidence shows minimal understanding and use of grade-level concepts.
Critical errors impact understanding.

 

Scoring Guide for Assessments, Grades 2-5

Old Grade New Grade Descriptor
ES      A Evidence demonstrates full understanding of content, concept, or skill. 
Errors or omissions are absent or do not impact understanding.
S B Evidence demonstrates general understanding of content, concept or skill with some support.
Errors or omissions may impact understanding.
P C Evidence demonstrates some understanding of content, concept, or skill with some support.
Errors or omissions impact understanding.
N D Evidence demonstrates limited or minimal understanding of content, concept and skill with significant support.
Errors or omissions are critical and impact understanding.
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