Philosophy of Grading

 Delran Intermediate School’s Statement of Philosophy of Grading

At the Delran Intermediate School, numerical grades are given in classroom subjects to reflect a student’s progress towards achieving grade level standards as demonstrated by the ability to apply skills and knowledge to grade level materials.  The consistent grading parameters were collaboratively created to present a fair and accurate assessment of a student’s growth. Grades are determined using a variety of authentic and performance assessments that have been carefully designed with attention to rigor, relevance and application of skills to real world tasks. Grades represent what a student is able to do on his or her own and does not reflect work completed with significant adult help by the parent or teacher. Students who have an IEP receive grades that reflect their attainment of the goals established in their IEP.

Special Thanks to the Members of the 2012-2013 Grading Committee

During the 2012-2013 school year, a group of educators regularly gathered to discuss instructional practices and grading parameters. Our hope is that through our efforts, we will be able to provide a higher level of continuity between classes. We feel that by having clearly developed parameters and practices, the information that is communicated to parents and among teachers will be more meaningful.