Minimum Grading Requirements - Middle School (Grades 6-8)

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.

Mathematics

Categories and percentage of grade:
40% = Test
30% = Classwork
20% = Quizzes
10% = Homework

Minimum assignments:

  • 3 Test

  • 3 Quizzes

  • 6 Classroom Assignments

  • Homework Assignments

English Language Arts

Categories and percentage of grade:
40% = Test
30% = Projects
15% = Quizzes
15% = Classwork/Homework

Minimum assignments:

  • 3 Test

  • 3 Quizzes

  • 1 Project

  • 6 Classroom Assignments

  • Homework Assignments

Social Studies

Categories and percentage of grade:
30% = Test
25% = Projects
20% = Quizzes
15% = Classwork
10% = Homework

Minimum assignments:

  • 3 Test

  • 3 Quizzes

  • 1 Project

  • 6 Classroom Assignments

  • Homework Assignments

Science

Categories and percentage of grade:
30% = Projects
20% = Test
20% = Quizzes
30% = Classwork

Minimum assignments:

  • 1 Project

  • 2 Test

  • 4 Quizzes

  • 6 Classroom Assignments

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Categories and percentage of grade:
55% = Classwork/Projects
20% = Quizzes
25% = Test

Minimum assignments:

  • 1 Project

  • 2 Test

  • 4 Quizzes

  • 6 Classroom Assignments

Art/Band/Music

Categories and percentage of grade:
60% = Test
25% = Quizzes
15% = Classwork/Homework

Minimum assignments:

  • 3 Test

  • 3 Quizzes

  • 6 Classroom Assignments

  • Homework Assignments

Physical Education (PE)

Categories and percentage of grade:
50% = Participation/Dressing Out
30% = Health Tests/Projects (2 days)
10% = Quizzes
10% = Classwork