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Global IT Help Desk - (DoDEA Employees)
Global IT Help Desk
(DoDEA Employees)
Community Strategic Plan (CSP) - Volume I - School Years 2013/14 - 2017/18
Community Strategic Plan (CSP)
Volume I - School Years 2013/14 - 2017/18
DoDEA GradeSpeed - Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
DoDEA GradeSpeed
Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students

Grading and Report Card Procedures

Grading

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.

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.

GradeSpeed

GradeSpeed is a web-based program that enables parents to log-in to view grade and attendance data for their student(s) in grades 4-12.

Our Vision

Academic Excellence, Responsible Citizenship, Future Ready

Our Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1:

All students will improve their written communication skills across the curriculum.
Essence: The essence of this statement is that students will be able to express ideas clearly and effectively in writing.

Goal 2:

All students will improve in math problem solving and reasoning.
Essence: The essence of this statement is that students will be able to solve problems applying strategies to demonstrate and communicate mathematical thinking.