Grading Guidelines

It is the belief of Castleberry ISD that effective teachers use grading as part of the process of learning. Using the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) or learning standards for the course as a foundation of the curriculum, they begin by targeting student expectations and use formative (assessment for learning) and summative (assessment of learning) assessments to provide students with multiple opportunities to demonstrate mastery. Grading guidelines provide a uniform system to consistently communicate each student’s progress towards mastery of the learning standards. A grading system implemented with fidelity and transparency allows students, parents, and educators to partner in each student’s success.