Humble ISD's Grading Policy for Elementary Guidelines
The following information below can be found in the Humble ISD Parent Student Handbook.
Students in kindergarten, first, and second grades will be evaluated using a developmental continuum. The following grading scale is used in grades 3-5 to assess reading/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
The comprehensive performance of students in grades 3-5 will be assessed for physical education, music, art, PE conduct, music conduct, and classroom conduct using the following scale:
- 90-100 A
- 80-89 B
- 70-79 C
- 0-69 Failing
- E (excellent)
- S (satisfactory)
- N (needs improvement)
- U (unsatisfactory)
Assignments and tests must be completed and turned in on the assigned date in order to receive full credit. In an effort for the student's work to reflect mastery on the content presented in the assignment, no more than 10 total points will be deducted for late work.
The intent of Humble ISD's re-teaching/assessment policy is to ensure that students have an opportunity to master the District's circular objectives. Re-teaching in the District may be integrated into the lessons during guided practice and may be a part of the explanation phase when the check for understanding is done. With-in the campus wide process each teacher will determine when re-teaching should be scheduled. For critical skills, it will be done immediately; for reoccuring skills, it may be defered.
After reteaching, the teacher may use a variety of assessment techniques to determine mastery. These techniques may include oral questioning, observation, retesting, demonstration, an additional assignment, or an alternative for the assignment. This applies to all forms of assessment. If the teacher choses to retest an individual to determine mastery, an average of the two grades or the higher of the two grades shall be used in calculating the grade-cycle average.
The entire class or group will be retaught and reassessed when the teacher determines that half (50%) or more of the class has failed to perform at mastery level (70%). The higher of the two grades shall be recorded for each class member.
The purpose of tutorials is to provide additional direct instruction and other assistance for students who are experiencing difficulty in the regular classroom.