Grading Scale

Grading Scale

Middle and High School Grading

Student Handbook and Conduct Code    

The evaluation of student work is a vital part of the educational process. Students should be aware of their progress as they proceed with their studies.

  1. Quizzes and Test
    1. All papers (quizzes and/or tests should be returned to students corrected and/or with directions for corrections.
    2. Quizzes should be returned to students within a three (3) day period .
    3. Tests should be returned to students within a five (5) day period.
    4. All quizzes and tests should be evaluated.
  2. Written Assignments (e.g., homework, make-up work)
    1. Required work should be received by the teacher
    2. Required work should be corrected by the student prior to grading.
    3. Required work should be evaluated.
    4. Required work should be returned within an eight (8) day period, depending on the type of work being done.
    5. Failure of the student to turn in assignments on time may result in the student receiving a lower grade on the assignment.
  3. Procedures and Regulation: Grading, Averaging of Grades
Grading Scale
Letter Grade
Points
Point Averaging Range
A
4
3.5 - 4.0
B
3
2.5 - 3.49
C
2
1.5 - 2.49
D
1
.6 - 1.49
F
0
.0 - .59

If a teacher uses numerical scores in determining letter grades for a quarter, the numerical scale is as follows:

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89 
C = 70 - 79
D = 64 - 69
F = 0 - 63

There are three options for averaging grades to determine the final course grade. Only one options would be used by a teacher during any school year. The options are as follows:

  1. Option A - Average grades for quarters and semesters utilizing the 4-point grading scale.
  2. Option B - Average grade for quarters and semesters utilizing grade point average.
  3. Option C - Average grades for quarters and semesters utilizing numerical scores.

The procedure for determining final grades is as follows:

Semester Courses - High School
  First or Third Quarter Grade = 40%
  Second or Fourth Quarter Grade =40%
  Semester Exam =20%
Semester Courses - Middle School
  First or Third Quarter Grade =50%
  Second or Fourth Quarter Grade =50%
Year-Long Courses:
  First Semester Grade =50%
  Second Semester Grade =50%

SOL test results may be used as a factor to determine the final grade for a course in which an SOL test is given
(Semester grades in a year-long course are determined in the same manner as grades in a semester course.


Transfer Student: Letter grades from a previous school division will be converted to the York County School Division's four-point grading scale. Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated based on conversion results.