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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-72

INSTRUCTION

Student Evaluation and Grading/Class Rank

  1. Evaluation and Grading

    The most important assessment of student learning is conducted by teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom activities. Classroom teachers have the responsibility for evaluating student progress and providing grades to represent scholastic achievement. Grading is not to be used for discipline purposes.

    The Superintendent shall be responsible for developing and implementing a uniform procedure for evaluating student progress across the School Division. Each school by grade level and/or department shall develop and submit grading expectations for approval by the Department of School Leadership. The Superintendent will establish regulations describing procedures for such approval that are consistent with this Policy, administrative grading guidelines, and law. Approved grading expectations will be effective for the 2017-18 school year and thereafter reviewed and approved annually.

  2. Class Rank

    A student's grade point average and class rank will be computed for the following purposes:

    1. Determine honor graduates.
    2. Determine if the student is eligible for the diploma seal awarded by the Virginia Board of Education.
    3. Communication to college admission offices and other agencies designated by the student and/or parent.
    4. Determine the valedictorians and salutatorians for the graduating class.
  3. Appeal of student grades

    Grades assigned to students will be presumed final and valid unless changed through appeal. The Superintendent will establish criteria and procedures for appealing specific grades. Such appeals will be final as set forth in applicable regulation and there shall be no right of appeal to the Superintendent or the School Board.

Adopted by School Board: October 21, 1969
Amended by School Board: January 18, 1972
Amended by School Board: December 20, 1977
Amended by School Board: August 4, 1983
Amended by School Board: April 17, 1984
Amended by School Board: May 20, 1986
Amended by School Board: June 16, 1987
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: September 7, 2016