Grades Overview

Grades show the competencies that students have developed, as well as their growth. At Summit Learning, we want grades to reflect the fact that students will be growing and improving in their abilities throughout the year:

Grading for all courses except math courses
Grading for math courses
Potential reasons for incomplete grades

Learn more about how cognitive skills scores, as well as math concept unit scores, are translated to percentage grades.


 

 

Grading for all courses except math courses

Grades for all courses except math courses are calculated as follows:

Grading for all courses except math courses

  • 70%: Cognitive skills through projects
    • Students must complete all projects to pass a course
  • 30%: Mastery of content in focus areas through content assessments
    • Note: Students must pass all content assessments for power focus areas to pass a course
    • For non-AP courses, students must answer 8/10 assessment questions correctly to pass
    • For AP courses, students must answer 7/10 assessment questions correctly to pass
    • 21%: Power focus areas
    • 9%: Additional focus areas 
    • Focus area percentages are based on completion and not what students score.  An 8/10 mastery is worth the same as a 9/10 or a 10/10.

Take a look at the following student's grade calculations:

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Grading for math courses

Grades for math courses are calculated as follows:

Grading for math courses

  • 30%: Cognitive skills through projects
    • Students must complete all projects to pass a course
  • 40%: Mastery of math concept units (Performance Task)
  • 30%: Mastery of content in focus areas through content assessments
    • Note: Students must pass all content assessments for power focus areas to pass a course
    • For non-AP courses, students must answer 8/10 assessment questions correctly to pass
    • For AP courses, students must answer 7/10 assessment questions correctly to pass
    • 21%: Power focus areas
    • 9%: Additional focus areas

Take a look at the following student's grade calculations:

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Grading with no project grade entered

There may be a situation in which a student does not have a project grade.  If this is the case, the grades get calculated differently.

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Potential reasons for incomplete grades

Students may have incomplete grades in any of the following cases:

Keep in mind that students can change incomplete grades into letter grades by completing any overdue projects and improving their cognitive skill scores.

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