Purpose of high school reports:
- to communicate a student's academic achievement or progress toward the learning targets.
- to separately communicate a student's use of key behaviors that are critical to student success.
- to indicate areas of strength and areas where additional time and effort are required.
- The letter grade earned at the end of each semester in each subject/course will be posted to the student's official transcript.
- All BSD high schools are currently transitioning to a standards-based system. Not all high school courses have learning targets and rubrics developed.
- Teachers who have learning targets and rubrics have aligned their instruction and student tasks. These teachers will evaluate student proficiency levels using the 1-4 scale for each learning target and will use the conversion criteria to assist with letter grade decisions.
- Learning targets are not listed on reports and are not posted to the transcript.
- On the progress reports completed at the six week mark of each semester, teachers may choose to use "P" – Passing, "P-" - Progressing, but significant improvement is needed to earn a passing mark at the end of the course, or "F" – Not meeting course targets, rather than letter grades. This is done when the teacher believes not enough evidence exists to make a decision on a letter grade.