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Struthers High School


Tuesday, January 19, the board of education took action to amend the high school grading policy. In the past high school grades were determined completely by percentages. For a full year course each nine weeks was weighted at 20% with the mid-term and finals at 10% each. Semester courses were weighted at 40% for each nine weeks and the final at 20%. Some examples are below.


Old Model Full Year Course- Examples


1st 9 Weeks2nd 9 WeeksMidterm Exam3rd 9 Weeks4th 9 WeeksFinal ExamFinal Grade
90%

30%

60%70%25%60%55% F

95%

90%85%85%90%90%89.5% A
65%25%70%65%75%

55%

58.5% F





Old Model Semester Course- Examples

1st/3rd 9 Weeks2nd/4th 9 WeeksFinal ExamFinal Grade
90%

60%

80%76% C

95%

25%50%58% F
85%95%

91%

90.2% A

For the 2020-2021 school year there will be no mid-term and final exams. For full year courses each nine weeks will count for 25%. Semester courses are weighed at 50% for each nine weeks. The method has been amended as well, to the following system using point calculations. A student receiving the following grade will receive the corresponding points: (Similar to G.P.A. Calculation)

A= 4 B=3 C=2 D=1 F=0

Full Year Classes- The four nine weeks added together /4
Semester Classes- The two nine weeks added together /2

The following chart will determine final grades

A4.0 - 3.5
B3.49 – 2.5
C2.49 – 1.5
D1.49 – 0.5
F0.49 – 0.0


New Method Full Year Examples

1st 9 Weeks2nd 9 Weeks3rd 9 Weeks4th 9 WeeksFinal Grade
90% A

83% B

96% A91% A15 points/4

A = 4

B = 3A = 4A = 4

3.75 = A

25% F20% F73% C75% C4 points/4
F = 0F = 0C = 2C = 21.0 = D


New Method Semester Examples

1st/3rd 9 Weeks2nd/4th 9 WeeksFinal Grade
85% B

95% A

7 points/2

B = 3

A = 43.5 = A
20% F80% B3 points/2
F = 0B = 31.5 = C

Important Disclaimers:

  1. Students giving no effort (receiving 0%) the 3rd and 4th Nine Weeks may not pass a full year course regardless of the first semester performance.

  2. Students enrolled in College Credit Course courses must follow the syllabus and college grading requirements.

  3. Mid-Term and Final Examination will return for the 2021-2022 school year.

  4. Grading Policy will be examined at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year.

Sincerely,

Roger Day
High School Principal

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