April 29, 2020
Re: State Board of Education Policy for Grading Practices for Students Grades K-11
During this unimaginable time for all of our students, parents, faculty, staff, and community we would like to thank you for your continued support of Camden County Schools. On April 23, 2020, the State Board of Education approved a Statewide End of Year Grading Policy for our K-11 students. In alignment with the most recent guidance that we received, we wanted to provide you with information that we hope you will find helpful.
Elementary Students-Grades K-5
- Grades K-5 students will not receive a final grade.
- Teachers will provide year-end written feedback for students/families based on their learning this school year. .
- Academic and social/emotional feedback will be used to help transition students into the new school year.
Middle School Students-Grades 6-8
- Grades 6-8 students will receive a final course grade of PC19 (Pass) or WC19 (Withdraw).
- Teachers will provide year-end written feedback for students based on their learning this school year.
- Academic and social/emotional feedback will be used to help transition students into the 2020-2021 school year.
- WC19 does not mean the student failed the course and does not imply grade retention for middle school students. WC19 means there is a lack of evidence the student mastered the course standards.
- Middle school students enrolled in high school courses will follow grading options of students in grades 9-11. Students will receive course credit but, as in existing policy, the grade will not be counted in the GPA calculation.
High School Students-Grades 9-11
- Students in grades 9-11 and non-graduating seniors will choose how each final course grade will appear on their transcript for their currently enrolled courses, year-long and semester courses.
*If students cannot be reached to make a choice, they will be permitted to do so after school buildings re-open, but in the interim will receive a PC19.
- Report the numeric grade, their highest grade representing either their learning as of March 13 or as improved through the semester as remote learning continued.
- Students will receive course credit
. • The numeric grade and quality points for each course will be used to calculate GPA.
- Report a PC19 or WC19.
- Students opting to receive a PC19 will receive course credit.
- PC19 or WC19 will not impact GPA.
- WC19 receives no course credit but students could take advantage of future credit recovery or repeating a course for credit.
CCS Grading Practices for Students Grades K-12
- Students will continue to be provided with assignments through remote learning from their teachers
- Teachers will continue with the same instructional and grading practices that they have used since March 16, 2020
Again, thank you for your ongoing support of Camden County Schools.