Grading Policy 2020-2021

The DOE has shared a grading policy for the 2020-21 school year that takes into account the special circumstances of blended and fully-remote learning.  Please read below for our PS 29 grading policy, which follows the guidelines set forth by DOE.

 

Marking Period Dates

  • 1st Marking Period

    • Report Cards will be available during the week of November 30th.

      • Families can access their child’s grades via the New York City Schools Account (mystudent.nyc). 

      • If you need access to your child’s NYC Schools Account, contact Monica Gutierrez for assistance: mgutierrez@ps29bk.org.

      • Comments will be shared directly with families by your classroom teacher.

    • The official Parent Teacher Conference half-day is Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Conferences will be held throughout the week of November 30th.

      • 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 AM if in-person and/or asynchronous afternoon for remote learners.

  • 2nd Marking Period

    • Report Card distribution date and information TBD

    • The official Parent Teacher Conference half-day is Thursday, March 4, 2020.  Conferences will be held throughout the week of March 1st.

      • There will be an early dismissal of 11 AM if in-person and/or asynchronous afternoon for remote learners.

  • 3rd  Marking Period

    • Report Card distribution information TBD

    • Final grades will be available via the NYC Schools Account on the last day of school.

 

Grading Information

  • We will not issue our PS 29-specific report cards this year. As we did in June, we will be using the DOE’s electronic report cards that are accessible via the NYC Students Account.  Parents will be asked to “sign off” via a Google Form to indicate that you have received your child’s report card 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.  

    • Grades K-5:  In place of our former 4-point grading scale (1-4), this year, we have been told to use “N” for needs improvement instead of a grade of 1 or 2.  Therefore, this year the grades you will see on your child’s report card  are either N, 3, 4 or NL.

    • N is the grade teachers will use for students who would have received a 1 or a 2 under our former grading system.  Please note that N does not represent a failing grade.  Instead, “N” simply denotes “needs improvement.”  A mark of N could mean just that your child needs more time to meet standards.  Your child’s teacher will communicate with you about any N grades on his/her report card.

    • A grade of NL means that the student has not completed enough work for the teacher to give a grade of N, 3 or 4.

  • For final grades only, parents may choose to convert the 3 or 4 grades for a given subject area to MT (meeting standards) as their overall/final grade for the year for that area.

  • Specialty Class Grades:

    • Science will be graded using the same N, 3 or 4 scale described above.

    • For the final science grade, parents will have the option to convert a 3 or 4 to MT as described.

    • For PE, Music and Art, your child will receive a grade of P (pass).  

    • While specialty classes will not be formally graded this year (with the exception of Science), we strongly encourage students to participate in both synchronous and asynchronous specialty activities and assignments.

 

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

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