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Grading Policy

TSBVI shall adopt a grading policy, including provisions for the assignment of grades on class assignments and examinations, before each school year.  The grading policy:

  1. Must require a classroom teacher to assign a grade that reflects the student’s relative mastery of an assignment;
  2. May not require a classroom teacher to assign a minimum grade for an assignment without regard to the student’s quality of work; and
  3. May allow a student a reasonable opportunity to make up or redo a class assignment or examination for which the student received a failing grade.

Education Code 28.0216

Finality of Grade

An examination or course grade issued by a classroom teacher is final and may not be changed unless the grade is arbitrary, erroneous, or not consistent with the TSBVI grading policy applicable to the grade, as determined by the Board.

A determination by the Board is not subject to appeal.

This subsection does not prohibit an appeal related to a student’s eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities under Education Code 33.081.

Education Code 28.0214

Progress Reports

The Board shall require:

  1. A conference between parents and teachers;
  2. At least once every 12 weeks, written notice to a parent of a student’s performance in each class or subject; and
  3. At least once every three weeks, or during the fourth week of each nine-week grading period, written notice to a parent if a student’s performance in foundation curriculum subject [see EHAA] is consistently unsatisfactory, as determined by the School.

The notice required by the items 2 and 3 must provide for the signature of the student’s parent and

must be returned to the School.

TSBVI uses an electronic platform for communicating student grade and performance information to parents and may permit a parent to sign a required notice electronically, so long as the School retains a record verifying the parent’s acknowledgment of the required notice.  TSBVI accepts electronic signatures and offers parents the option to provide handwritten signature.

“Parent” includes a guardian, conservator, or other person having lawful control of a student.

Exceptions

These requirements do not apply to a student who:

  1. Is 18 or older and living in a different residence that the student’s parents;
  2. Is married; or
  3. Has had the disabilities of minority removed for general purposes.

Education Code 28.022

The Superintendent shall ensure that:

  1. A conference between parents and teachers will conducted at least once annually;
  2. At least once every 12 weeks, a parent will be given written notice of a student's performance in each class or subject; and
  3. At least once every three weeks, or during the fourth week of each nine-week grading period, the parent will be given written notice if a student's performance in a foundation curriculum subject is consistently unsatisfactory, as determined by TSBVI.
  4. The notice required by items 2 and 3 must provide for the signature of the student's parent and must be returned to the School.
  5. "Parent" includes a guardian, conservator, Voluntary Adult Caregiver or other person having lawful control of a student.

Exceptions

These requirements do not apply to a student who:

  1. Is 18 or older and living in a different residence than the student's parents;
  2. Is married; or
  3. Has had the disabilities of minority removed for general purposes.

Education Code 28.022(a)

Adopted:         5/30/86

Amended:       1/23/87, 11/30/90, 3/27/92, 11/15/96, 4/1/05, 11/18/05, 4/5/19

Reviewed: