Sheldon ISD’s Remote Learning Grading Guidelines
We hope you are safe and well. After two full weeks of taking the time to get comfortable with our remote learning resources, we have reached a point where we are comfortable taking grades from the remote learning resources offered to our students. According to the state of Texas, school districts must monitor student progress (even during the current school closures). In an effort to comply with state law and at the same time lead from our hearts, we have finalized our grading guidelines for remote learning.
We believe all students should continue to learn during this time; however, we also realize there are several factors that may hinder students from continuing their learning in their homes.
Students have had three full 9-week grading periods to demonstrate learning. It is our opinion that this last 9-week grading period alone should not determine whether or not a student is promoted to the next grade or is granted credit for high school courses. With that in mind, please review the grading guidelines below.
The Sheldon ISD local grading policy must comply with state guidelines as it relates to course credit and graduation. The middle and high school local grading guidelines for remote learning were created with the same idea that students should not be harmed academically if they are not able to complete work during the time of school closure. Please read below for the district’s official grading guideline for remote learning for middle and high school courses. The third quarter (Q3) of the spring semester ended on March 6, 2020 (before we began Spring Break). We are currently in the fourth quarter (Q4) of the spring semester that will continue through the last day of school. For the time during Q4 when we are closed, all grades will be based on remote learning assignments.
Quarter 1 (Q1) = August 26, 2019 - October 25, 2019
Quarter 2 (Q2) = October 28, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Quarter 3 (Q3) = January 8, 2020 - March 6, 2020
Quarter 4 (Q4) = March 16, 2020 - June 4, 2020
Additional GPA and class rank information will be disseminated to senior class students and parents soon.
Please contact your child’s school and/or teacher with questions or concerns.
Grading Guidelines FAQs
Will STAAR be given this school year?
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has canceled the STAAR test for this school year. For students in grades 5th and 8th, promotion will be based on student averages for the year. If a student passes their STAAR subject, they will be promoted to the next grade.
Will EOC be given this school year?
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has canceled the EOC test for this school year. For students enrolled in classes where an EOC is given (Algebra I, English I, Biology, US History, English II), the student must pass the course for the school year. If the student passes the course, they will never take the corresponding EOC test.