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    DoDEA GradeSpeed - Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
    DoDEA GradeSpeed
    Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
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    Grading and Report Card Procedures


    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:

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

    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 (K-5)

    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. The grade reports are distributed four times per school year, or quarterly.

    Report Cards (Prekindergarten)

    The prekindergarten classes, to include PSCD, are on an alternate calendar. Prekindergarten has a trimester reporting system (12 weeks reporting period), with parents receiving three reports throughout the school year. All classes use teaching practices that are appropriate to a young child's development and also the Creative Curriculum to guide instruction. Students' skills are observed in the areas of: Social/Emotional, Physical, Language, Cognitive, Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, and the Arts. These reports include individualized performance levels and next steps and are in addition to information given to families during parent-teacher conferences.


    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.

    Table of Contents
    Absence Procedures/Tardy Policy
    Arrival/Dismissal Procedures
    Attendance Policy
    Books and Materials
    Bully Prevention
    Campus Safety
    Classroom Environment
    Emergency Procedures
    Internet Rights and Responsibilities for Students, Staff and Volunteers
    Parent Communication
    Student Conduct (Discipline and Behavior Management)
    Student Records and Information
    Study (Field) Trips
    Visitors and Volunteers
    Wellness Policy
    Withdrawals and Transfers
    DoDEA Mission

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

    DoDEA Vision 

    To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.

    School Purpose

    BELIEVE in who we are! ACHIEVE with excellence! SUCCEED in all we do!

    SMART Goal 1

    By the end of the school year, all students will increase reading comprehension by analyzing text to make inferences and draw conclusions as measured by selected school-wide and system-wide assessments. 

    SMART Goal 2

    By the end of the school year, all students will increase written communication by explaining mathematical thinking to find solutions as measured by selected school-wide and system based assessments.