The state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) released new guidance and direction about grading. LWSD is working to provide guidance and decisions in a timely manner while making sure it is following the new OSPI direction.
Grades: Elementary School
The OSPI guidance allows for the use of grading and reporting systems developed at the district level for grades K-5. At the elementary level teachers will be reporting which content areas have been taught and whether work has been submitted by students for these content areas.
Grades: Middle School
The OSPI guidance allows for the use of grading and reporting systems developed at the district level for grades 6-8. LWSD will be reviewing this guidance over the next few days with a goal to finalize plans for grades 6-8 by April 30. This will likely continue to be a Pass (P) /No Pass (P) for semester grades.
Grades: High School
OSPI has developed new rules for grading at the high school level. High school courses (including high school courses taken at the middle level) will be required to include letter grades or an Incomplete (I). In addition, Pass (P), Fail (F), and No Credit (N) grades may not be assigned for high school courses (with the exception of some cases for Special Education), and student grades that were assigned prior to closure may not be lowered.