Assessments & Grading

Grading Information

Scheduled marking period dates can be located on the MASD academic calendar. Quarterly report cards are available electronically in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Paper copies of report cards are issued only upon request by contacting the school office. Parents are encouraged to check PowerSchool frequently during the school year to keep informed of student progress. 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. 

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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2020-2021 Testing Windows

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PSSA, PASA, and Keystone Exam windows have all been extended by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Each principal will be communicating testing dates once they are established. Plans are being developed to ensure a safe testing environment for all Middletown Area School District students and staff.

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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