COVID-19 grading guidelines comparison
This chart details the difference in grading guidelines before and during the COVID-19 closure. See the COVID-19 grading expectations page for additional information and frequently asked questions about grading during the closure.
GISD Grading Guidelines
Prior to COVID-19 Closure
During COVID-19 Closure
Number of Grading Cycles
(6 ) 6 Week Cycles
(4) 6 Week Cycles
(1) 12 Week Cycle
Merged Cycle 5 & 6
Weight of Each Grading Cycle
(3 Cycles Equally Weighted)
Elementary: 1-4 cycle: 66.67%
5/6 cycle: 33.33%
Secondary: Cycle 4 - 40% and 5/6 - 60%
|Weighted Grade Categories|
Weights must be assigned to the appropriate categories at the beginning of the year. Weights and
categories should be consistent across the campus and within grade levels as determined by the
All grades recorded in the same grade category to ensure consistent weighting
A maximum of ten points per day for up to three days MAY be deducted
After three days, principals may determine whether work will continue to be accepted for a
maximum grade of 70
No late work penalty as long as student submits by May 18th.
Make-up Work following an absence
Students have one day for each day of absence to submit make-up work
All make-up work within the 5th/6th grading cycle will be accepted at any time up to May 18, with full credit provided.
Redone work due to a failing grade on an assignment
Campus/Teacher/ARD/504 Decision during cycle grade was originally due
Highest grade will be recorded for any assignments during this period scored below 70 and redone.
PreK - Kinder Report Card
All skills in report card are observed and reported
NTO Category will be included in report card for skills that were not observed during closure
End of Year Average
Numerical average calculated at the end of year.
Numerical Average (P) - for all students with a yearly grade above 70%
(I) Incomplete - for all students with a yearly grade lower than a 70%
Middle and High School Students
Semester Exam administered after every semester.
Final Exams exams administered after every cycle.
No Semester Exam for the Spring Semester 2020
No Final Exam for the 5/6 grading cycle.
Grades 6 -12
Calculated at the end of each semester
Includes semester exam grade worth 1/7 of semester final average
Each cycle is worth 2/7
Spring 2020 Semester Final Average will not include a semester exam.
Average will be shown on report card, but will not count in GPA for semester 2
AP/IB Weighted Points for qualifying AP and IB exam scores
Added for class of 2023 and beyond per EIC(LOCAL) following receipt of AP/IB score results
No change: Added for class of 2023 and beyond per EIC(LOCAL) following receipt of AP/IB score results
GPA & Class Rank
Calculated at the end of the Grading Cycle 5
Calculated at the end of the Fall semester
(Grading Cycle 3/Semester 1)