Elementary - K-5 Grading

In grades K - 5, CSD uses a 4 point grading scale to communicate student achievement on course standards. Math, English Language Arts, and Specials will be formatively assessed weekly. Science and Social Studies may be assessed less frequently depending on the grade level pacing. A 1-4 is provided as feedback on each standard, each time it is assessed. Feedback is based on whether or not the student is at the expected level of mastery at that time, not based on end of year expectations.

Important note: The descriptors have changed to match the Department of Education Descriptors. A 4 now indicates excellence on grade level standards not achieving beyond the standards. This is an important distinction.