In QSI, the following grades are used on a status report:
- A = All essential parts of the outcome were mastered at an appropriately high level. The student consistently demonstrated noteworthy achievement of a high quality, particularly in the higher order thinking or performance skills.
Consistency gets the A! A-level students should demonstrate a consistency of work across a unit in order to be considered for the A. In order for teachers to evaluate students’ knowledge consistently, a teacher may consider the following criteria when assigning an A (including the A-level assessment or project):
• school attendance
• completion of classwork/homework
• class/group participation
Remember that an A is given for consistently demonstrating (in class and through assignments) noteworthy achievement of a high quality, particularly in the higher-order thinking or performance skills.
- B = All essential parts of the outcome were mastered at an appropriately high level in which the student successfully engaged in higher order thinking or performance skills.
- P = The student is "In progress" in the outcome (normal status).
A P is a normal grade for students who are learning the material. Normal pacing means that there is not more than one P in any one class. (In some classes, some units are open all year long; this is then considered normal.) The appearance of two Ps can be an indication that a student is falling behind and may need to be placed on a remediation plan.
- H = This outcome is "on hold" for a legitimate reason. (The student has begun the outcome but is not currently pursuing it.)
An H is given to a student who needs more time and more skills to finish a unit. H means that the student cannot pursue this unit any longer, as it interferes with finishing current units. A student can be removed from H status in a unit if he is up to date on all classes. To be up to date on current units in all classes, there can be no more than one grade of P in any one class.
- D = The student has not made a reasonable effort and is, therefore "deficient" in attaining mastery of the outcome.
A student can be removed from D status in a unit if the student is up to date on current units and if it has been determined that the student has returned to an acceptable work pattern.
- W = The student has withdrawn from this outcome.