Dexter ES

DoDEA GradeSpeed - Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
DoDEA GradeSpeed
Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
Global IT Help Desk - (DoDEA Employees)
Global IT Help Desk
(DoDEA Employees)
CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) - The DoD is fully aware of the importance of education
CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA)
The DoD is fully aware of the importance of education
E-Learning Portal - Access to Schoology
E-Learning Portal
Access to Schoology

Grading and Report Card Procedures

Grading and Report Cards

Student report cards are issued every 9 weeks. A student who is starting school for the first time must have been enrolled 20 school days to receive grades for that quarter. Grades for a student transferring to a GA/AL school from another school district will be averaged with the current grade to determine the report card grade. The grade reports are distributed four times per school year, or quarterly.

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

In Kindergarten through third grade, the marking code is not connected to numerical grades. Progress is reported as follows:

  • E = Exceeds grade level expectations.
  • M = Meets grade level expectations.
  • S = Steady progress towards grade level expectations.
  • L = Limited Progress towards grade level expectations.

Grades 4 - 8

In grades 4 to 8, the marking code is connected to a numerical scale as follows:

  • 90‐100 = A
  • 80‐89 = B
  • 70‐79 = C
  • 60‐69 = D
  • 59 and below is Failing (F) 

This marking code is used in the major subject areas of Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, and Social Studies may also be further noted with a plus (+) or minus (‐).

Learning Skills

The Learning Skills for grades K‐5 are marked with any of the following:

  • 1 = Consistently Observed
  • 2 = Occasionally Observed
  • 3 = Infrequently Observed

Mid‐quarter progress reports are distributed as a means of communicating progress for those students at risk of receiving a D or F, at the end of the quarterly marking period. Parents are encouraged to contact their child's teacher at any time during the school year for a conference to discuss progress, questions, or concerns. DoDEA grading policies and procedures are established at the DoDEA headquarters, not at the local level. 

It is the responsibility of the teacher, under the supervision of the Principal, to determine the instructional level of students in reading and mathematics. Once these levels are determined, it is also the teacher's responsibility to ensure that all assigned work shall be within the students' instructional level. The assumption is made that if a student is properly placed at his/her instructional level, he/she will be able to successfully complete the required work. If a student's grade(s) are a D, at or after midterm, the classroom teacher must notify the parent/guardian of the drop in grades and discuss a plan for improvement.

GradeSpeed

Gradespeed is the DoDEA adopted program for teachers' of grades 4 through 12 to submit and post grades into the Student Information System. The Gradespeed program offers many special features, including Parent Connection for teacher reporting, and teacher‐to‐parent communications. 

The grade scale in Gradespeed is as follows:

  • A+ = 100
  • A = 96
  • A‐ = 92
  • B+ = 89
  • B = 86
  • B‐ = 82
  • C+ = 79
  • C = 76
  • C‐ = 72
  • D+ = 69

Gradespeed's Parent Connection gives parents online access to their child's grades via the web. Each parent can request his or her own account.  Students will be given a Gradespeed account by their school Educational Technologist.  Visit the DoDEA GradeSpeed page for more information about GradeSpeed and for instruction to create an account.

Our Mission

To provide a safe and supportive learning environment enabling military children to develop to their fullest potential.  We offer all students the opportunity to achieve the skills and confidence necessary to develop into independent thinkers - capable of creating a vision for their future.

Our Vision 

We learn from the past to create our own future.

Goal 1

All students at Dexter ES will improve their ability to communicate mathematical ideas across the curriculum.

Goal 2

All students at Dexter ES will improve reading comprehension across the curriculum.