Assessments & Grading

Grading Information

Please refer to the Middletown Area School District Calendar to locate the marking period dates.

Teachers will provide a progress report for each student in danger of failing a course for the marking period. These reports will be issued about five weeks into each marking period. Teachers will provide information relevant to the student's difficulty with that course. Parents and students are encouraged to speak with the teacher concerning the progress report.

Parents/Guardians can view their child’s real-time grades in their PowerSchool Parent Portal. Report cards are issued electronically on a quarterly basis. Questions about your child’s report card should be directed to your child’s teacher and/or school counselor. Parents of students in grades 6-12 who are at risk of failing a class or course for the year will be notified in writing no later than the conclusion of the third marking period.

Weighted Grades: MAHS Advanced Placement courses receive a weight factor of 1.10. Honors courses receive a weight factor of 1.05. This factor will be used to calculate cumulative GPA and class rank.

State Testing (PSSA, Keystones, etc)

Electronic Devices Policy
Parents are strongly encouraged to discuss with their children Pennsylvania Department of Education's statement regarding the consequences of possession of electronic devices during testing: Electronic Devices Policy.

Parent Responsibilities
The following parent tips can help your child have a positive testing experience:

  • Be sure your child gets plenty of sleep during the testing period. Adequate rest provides focus, alertness and clear thinking.
  • Provide breakfast for your child. Starting the day right will boost your child's energy.
  • Avoid scheduling appointments during testing days.
  • Be prompt for school. Being tardy can interfere with the testing process.
  • Be your child's cheerleader! Provide positive and uplifting encouragement for your child.

Find more parent tips HERE.

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Grading Scale for Kindergarten

S Satisfactory
N Needs Improvement
+ Successful
- Needs more time and experience

Grading Scale for Grades 1 - 12

A 93-100
A- 90-92
B+ 87-89
B 83-86
B- 80-82
C+ 77-79
C 73-76
C- 70-72
D+ 67-69
D 63-66
D- 60-62
F 59 and below
+ Successful
- Needs more time and experience
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