It shall be the policy of the BarabooSchool District to evaluate, record and report individual student achievement in Grades 4K - 12.
The District recognizes that grades should reflect:
Differences in student ability;
Realistic expectations based upon student ability; and
Flexibility in accommodating individual differences. Procedures shall be developed to implement this policy.
The District encourages teachers to comment on the quality of the effort observed in the student’s performance.
The District recognizes that achievement grades should be a realistic reflection of student learning.
Special education students who are mainstreamed in regular courses shall be evaluated along with all other students in accordance with the regular grading policy unless their Individual Education Plan (IEP) indicates otherwise.
All grading shall be done by the professional staff keeping in mind the child’s welfare and school accountability.
The District shall not discriminate in the methods, practices and materials used for evaluating students on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, national origin, color, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap.This does not, however, prohibit the use of special testing or counseling materials or techniques to meet the individualized needs of students.Discrimination complaints shall be processed in accordance with established procedures.