Grading Policy

Grading Policy

Assignments - Based upon research, there should be at least 2 assignments (formative assessments) per week. Formative assessments should drive instruction and students need to be made aware of their progress.

Late work - Late work will be accepted, but the academic consequence will be decided by the teacher. All late work should be turned in prior to the Summative Assessment unless granted an extension by the teacher.

Feedback – Students shall receive feedback on all assignments within 7-10 calendar days.

Academic Growth – Evidence of academic growth can be used to help determine a student’s grade.

Academic Integrity – Academic dishonesty will result in a zero.

Examples can include, but not limited to, plagiarism, cheating and copying answers on assignments.

Rubrics - A detailed rubric will be utilized on all projects and essays. The rubric will be shared at the same time the project/essay is assigned.

Homework - Homework will be used for practice to reinforce lessons that have been taught in the classroom or may include a reading assignment that will be covered the following day.


Note: Homework can be graded (teacher decision), but should not reflect more than 20% of the grade.


Teachers may use percentage grades, points, or a combination of these two methods.


Students shall be made aware of the teacher’s grading policy on the syllabus, at the beginning of the semester or whenever they enter that teacher’s class for the first time.

Nine-week, semester, and final grades will be represented as letter grades. In keeping with Florida legislation, the following grading scale will be in effect:

· 90-100 A (4)

· 80-89 B (3)

· 70-79 C (2)

· 60-69 D (1)

· 0-59 F (0)


Students transferring to ERHS during the school year will have transfer grades sent to the guidance department. These transfer grades are to be averaged into the grades received at ERHS to determine the appropriate nine-week, semester, or yearly grade.