An academic grade reflects learning a body of knowledge, as well as certain related behaviors and skills, over a period of time. Therefore in evaluating a student, a teacher must consider all of the following when assigning a course grade: academic performance on tests, quizzes, projects, and homework; participation in the learning process; and learning activities. Grading may be adjusted by individual teachers to meet the needs of the students and best evaluate a student's skills.
The general grading system for Colfax Upper Elementary School students is as follows:
A - 90 - 100%
B - 80 - 89%
C - 70 - 79%
D - 60 - 69%
E - 59% and below
Please note that in some courses the grading system may be adjusted to meet the nature and challenges of the course.
A formal evaluation of a student's performance is provided four times during the school term in report cards. Parents are urged to contact their child's teacher at other times throughout the year when additional information is desired or when the school should be informed of some unusual circumstance. The school district emphasizes that parent conferences are essential for communicating with parents about student progress.
Interim Progress Reports are issued midway through each report period for students. Progress reports are issued for areas of improvement as well as for deficiencies in work. In addition, teachers contact parents throughout the year regarding student progress.