Department of Defense Education Activity

Grading and Grade Reporting

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The DoDEA Virtual School follows all DoDEA policies regarding the reporting of student grades and progress reports.

Parents are encouraged to contact their student's teacher at any time during the school year for a conference to discuss progress, questions, celebrations, or concerns.  

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

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

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E= Exceeds grade level expectations.

M= Meets grade level expectations.

S= Steady progress towards grade level expectations.

L= Limited Progress towards grade level expectations.

CD = Consistently Displayed

P = Developing/Progressing

N = Not Yet Evident

X = Not Addressed

Grades 4 - 8

GradeSpeed: DoDEA’s official gradebook for grades 4-8

GradeSpeed is a web-based program that enables parents to log-in to view grade for their student(s) in grades 4-12. It is the official gradebook for DoDEA.

Please note:  You will find a cumulative grade posted in your student’s online course.  It’s important to note that this is not the official grade.  The official grade for your student’s assignments and cumulative progress will be found in GradeSpeed, DoDEA’s official grade reporting program for grades 4-12.

Parents have access to the official student grade through the parent portal in GradeSpeed..  For information about how to set up a Parent GradeSpeed account, please contact the Educational Technologist at your local school.

The  marking code below is used in the major subject areas of Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies.

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

Letter Grade Score
A+ 100
A 96
A- 92
B+ 89
B 86
B- 82
C+ 79
C 76
C- 72
D+ 69
D 66
D- 62
F 59

Additionally, you may find that your teachers use codes in the official gradebook to indicate assignment status.  Codes are generally placeholders until the student has completed the assignment:

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