Grading System

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  • W = The student has withdrawn from this outcome.