Sprague’s Grading Philosophy

  • Grading practices are fair, manageable, and support effective teaching and learning. Grading practices are bias free, motivational for students, and accurate.
  • Grading practices yield grades that are understandable, meaningful, and accurately reflect student learning.
  • Multiple opportunities are provided for students to demonstrate knowledge of the standards and to work towards exceeding the standard.
  • Growth over time is a consideration for grading. Recent evidence can be more heavily weighted than earlier evidence.
  • Teachers exercise professional judgement in their grading practices, seeking to find evidence of learning from students.
  • All students are consistently held to high academic standards, which include development of work ethic and social skills.
  • Student work should reflect where a student is in the learning process and must be original student work.