Minimum Grading Requirements - High School (Grades 9-12)

There are guidelines for the minimum number and types of grades a teacher must use to calculate a student's academic performance in a class. This ensures that students have an opportunity to truly show their knowledge of the subject and their ability to recall and apply that knowledge. Teachers may use more grades to calculate a student's score than the minimum required, but may not have fewer. Teachers will carefully plan to ensure that graded tests, quizzes, classwork, and homework assignments align with the required curriculum and have the necessary rigor to reflect student success in all areas.

English Language Arts

Categories and percentage of grade:

60% = Summative Assessments or Major Work
(2 per six-week term)

  • Tests

  • Papers

  • Projects

  • Seminars

40% = Formative Assessments or Minor Work
(8 per six-week term)

  • Quizzes

  • Classwork

  • Homework

  • Draft Work

Mathematics

40% = Assessments (2)
30% = Classwork (6)
20% = Quizzes (2)
10% = Homework (3)

Science

40% = Tests
25% = Classwork
20% = Homework
15% = Quizzes

Minimum Assignments:

  • 2 Tests

  • 4 Quizzes

  • 6 Class Assignments

Social Studies

40% = Major Assessments
30%=Classwork
30% = Quizzes
10% = Homework

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 Major Assessments

  • 4 Class Signments

  • 2 Quizzes

CTE

55% = Classwork/Projects:
25% =Tests
20% = Quizzes

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 Tests

  • 3 Quizzes

  • 6 Class Assignments/Projects

PE - WNTHS

50% = Participation
30% = Dressing Out
10% = Warm-Ups
10% = Quizzes/Tests/Projects

PE - WCHS

50% = Participation/Dressing Out
30% = Health Tests/Projects (2 days)
10% = Quizzes
10% = Classwork

Art, Band, Music

50% = Participation (Formative)
40% = Tests (Summative)
10% = Quizzes/Homework

Minimum Requirements:

  • 8 Formative/Participation Assignments

  • 2 Tests/Summative Assignments

  • 2 Quizzes/Homework Assignments

EC Department Extend

55% = Classwork
25% = Participation
15% = Tests/Quizzes
5% = Homework