Elementary Grading

MARKING PERIODS
Elementary marking periods operate on a TRIMESTER schedule and secondary marking periods operate on a QUARTERLY schedule. Please refer to the Middletown Area School District Calendar to locate the marking period dates.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Elementary Parent/Teacher conferences are held twice per school year. When conferences are scheduled, parents will receive an invitation stating the time of their conference. The main objectives of parent/teacher conferences are to:

  • Enable parents and teachers to meet
  • Share information that will help the student at home and in school
  • Permit frank, confidential discussion of the student's development
  • Establish a stronger relationship between home and school

REPORT CARDS FOR GRADES K-2
Students in Grades K-2 receive Standards-Based report cards which assess two main groups of skills: “Academic Progress” and “Characteristics of a Successful Learner.”

  • ACADEMIC PROGRESS DESCRIPTORS
    • M: Meets the Standard: The student demonstrates proficiency in essential skills and concepts.
    • P: Progressing Toward the Standard: The student is developing an understanding of essential skills and concepts but has not yet met the standard.
    • LP: Limited Progress Toward the Standard: The student has not yet begun to demonstrate an understanding of essential skills and concepts. The student is making minimal progress towards meeting the standard at this time. Considerable teacher support and guidance is needed.
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL LEARNER DESCRIPTORS
    • A: Always/Almost Always
    • S: Sometimes
    • N: Not at this Time/Needs Improvement

To better understand Standards-Based Report Cards, please review these documents:


REPORT CARDS FOR GRADES 3-5

Parents/Guardians of students in Grades 3 and above can view their student’s real-time grades in their PowerSchool Parent Portal at any given time. Report cards are issued electronically at the end of each marking period and can also be located in PowerSchool. Questions about your student’s report card should be directed to your student’s teacher and/or school counselor.

Grading Scale for Grades 3-12

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

- Needs more time and experience
+ Successful

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