Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
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8720 - Grading and Reporting


The Grand Island Public Schools grading and reporting practices will support the learning process and encourage student success. The primary purpose of grading students’ work is to communicate achievement status to students, parents, and others. The secondary purposes for grading and reporting:

  • provide information that students can use for self-evaluation and growth;
  • encourage student growth and progress in learning;
  • identify students for available educational opportunities (e.g., courses or programs); and
  • evaluate the effectiveness of curricular, instructional and assessment practices and programs.

Staff will follow these guidelines:

  • Relate grades to the achievement of the district’s course/grade level standards.
  • Use agreed-on performance standards as the reference points when determining grades.
  • Separate achievement from all other dispositions and behaviors.
  • Grades will be determined primarily on a combination of assessments (both unit and course/grade level) and performance tasks. Staff will use rubrics, assessment checklists, and other types of scoring guides to provide formative feedback on various types of performance assessments.
  • Students will be provided with multiple assessment opportunities to show what they know, understand and how they can use knowledge.
  • No zeroes for missing or incomplete work
  • Use quality assessments and properly record evidence of achievement.
  • Involve students in the assessment and grading processes throughout the learning cycle.

Policy Adopted - November 3, 1980
Policy Revised: 5-4-98
Policy Revised: 12.13.2012

.pdf version

Media Inquiries
Kelli Mayhew, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201227
Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

8720 - Grading and Reporting


The Grand Island Public Schools grading and reporting practices will support the learning process and encourage student success. The primary purpose of grading students’ work is to communicate achievement status to students, parents, and others. The secondary purposes for grading and reporting:

  • provide information that students can use for self-evaluation and growth;
  • encourage student growth and progress in learning;
  • identify students for available educational opportunities (e.g., courses or programs); and
  • evaluate the effectiveness of curricular, instructional and assessment practices and programs.

Staff will follow these guidelines:

  • Relate grades to the achievement of the district’s course/grade level standards.
  • Use agreed-on performance standards as the reference points when determining grades.
  • Separate achievement from all other dispositions and behaviors.
  • Grades will be determined primarily on a combination of assessments (both unit and course/grade level) and performance tasks. Staff will use rubrics, assessment checklists, and other types of scoring guides to provide formative feedback on various types of performance assessments.
  • Students will be provided with multiple assessment opportunities to show what they know, understand and how they can use knowledge.
  • No zeroes for missing or incomplete work
  • Use quality assessments and properly record evidence of achievement.
  • Involve students in the assessment and grading processes throughout the learning cycle.

Policy Adopted - November 3, 1980
Policy Revised: 5-4-98
Policy Revised: 12.13.2012

.pdf version

Media Inquiries
Kelli Mayhew, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201227
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