Department of Defense Education Activity

Grading

Transferring Course Credits to a DoDEA School:

DoDEA will accept the official courses, grades, and earned credits of middle school (grades 7-8) students who transfer into a DoDEA school from other DoDEA schools or who earn course credits in a non-Department of Defense (DoD) system (public or private), correspondence, online, and/or homeschool program that are accredited by one of the six U.S. regional accrediting associations, one of the U.S. state education agencies, or by a public- or state-supported system of accreditation for public or private education programs in a foreign nation. Please contact the school registrar for questions regarding course credit transfer process and approval.

Home-School Students:

DoDEA recognizes that home-schooling is a sponsor’s right and may be a legitimate alternative form of education for the sponsor’s dependents. Home-school students who are eligible to enroll in a DoDEA-Europe school on a tuition-free basis are eligible to utilize DoDEA auxiliary services without being required either to enroll in or register for a minimum number of courses offered by the school. Eligible DoD home-school students using or receiving auxiliary services must meet the same eligibility and standards of conduct requirements applicable to students enrolled in the DoDEA school who use or receive the same auxiliary services.

Student Grade-Level Placement:

Placement in grades 2 through 8 is predicated upon successful completion of the preceding year. Students entering a DoDEA elementary, middle, or junior high school (through grade 8) from a non-American or host nation school will be placed in the grade level corresponding to their ages assuming yearly progression from grades 1 through 8.

All DoDEA students, including students with disabilities, English language learners (ELLs), and students with accommodation plans, should be afforded the opportunity to participate in the standard DoDEA secondary curriculum.

Grading and Grading System:

At the beginning of each course or grade level, every DoDEA teacher shall make available information regarding grading policy and course requirements to parents and students. This information will be provided to parents and students by the end of the first month of the school year or by the end of the first month of the semester in the case of a semester/quarter course.

If any child demonstrates unsatisfactory progress or achievement, teachers must notify parents with enough time to correct the deficiency. Notification must occur as soon as unsatisfactory achievement is evident, and not later than the midpoint of the nine-week grading period.

Timely and accurate reporting of student progress shall be accomplished for students using the approved DoDEA Electronic Gradebook (EGB) System. All assignments (e.g., quizzes, tests, examinations, homework, speeches, etc.) that are used to assess and report student progress shall be promptly evaluated and/or graded, posted in the EGB, and returned to the student. The normal period of evaluation and posting should be no longer than ten (10) calendar days from the day the assignment is collected, with reasonable exceptions for large projects. At a minimum, one assignment or grade should be recorded per week in the EGB System.

To create an account and access the EGB System please visit the DoDEA Web site for instructions.

Grading system:

A = Excellent 90-100

B = Above Average 80-89

C = Average 70-79

D = Below Average 60-69

F = Failing 0-59

I = Incomplete Students have 10 school days to complete assignments.

**Grades can be monitored electronically via parent and student GradeSpeed accounts. Please contact the school registrar for information about getting access to GradeSpeed.