Grading Policy 2021-2022

Please read below for our PS 29 grading policy.

 

Marking Period Dates

  • 1st Marking Period

    • The official Parent Teacher Conference half-day is Thursday, November 4, 2021 (prior to report cards). Conferences will be held throughout the week of November 1st.

      • Conferences will be held via Zoom.

      • Your classroom teacher will share a sign-up form with you as in the past.

      • There will be an early dismissal of 11:50 AM for all students on Thursday. November 4th to accommodate conferences. 

    • Report Cards will be available during the week of December 13th.

  • 2nd Marking Period

    • Report Cards will be available during the week of February 28th.

    • The official Parent Teacher Conference half-day is Thursday, March 3rd. Conferences will be held throughout the week of February 28th.

      • Conferences will be held via Zoom.

      • Your classroom teacher will share a sign-up form with you as in the past.

      • There will be an early dismissal of 11:50 AM for all students on Thursday. March 3rd to accommodate conferences. 

  • 3rd  Marking Period

    • Final Report Cards will be available on Monday, June 27th.

 

Report Card Information

  • We will continue to use the DOE’s electronic report cards that are accessible via your child's NYCSA.  Parents will be asked to “sign off” via a Google Form to indicate that you have received your child’s report card, and attended parent teacher conferences, for each marking period.

    • PreK will use a narrative progress report for March and June.  There will be no report card for the 1st marking period.

    • Kindergarten will use a narrative progress report for the first marking period, and then use the DOE electronic report card for March and June. 

    • 1st through 5th grades will use the DOE’s report card for all three marking periods.  

Grading Information

  • Grades 1-5:  We will return to our normal 4-point grading scale (1-4) for the majority of our grades. This scale will be used for reading, writing, math, social studies (in grades 3-5), and science. The grade descriptions are as follows: 

    • 4 = Excels in standards

    • 3 = Proficient

    • 2 = Below standards

    • 1 = Well below standards

  • Final grades are an average of the 3 marking periods.

  • Specialty Grades and Social Studies (in grades K-2):

    • Science will be graded using the same 1-4 scale described above.

    • Social Studies in grades K-2 will receive a grade of P (pass) or F (fail).

    • For PE, Music, Drama, Art, and Library + Media Literacy, your child will receive a grade of P (pass) or F (fail).  

 

Thank you for your support.  If you have questions about the grading policy, please email ILTquestions@ps29bk.org.