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    Assessment & Grading Expectations
    Douglass School Elementary School follows the Loudoun County Public Schools Expectations Regarding Assessment and Grading.

    Grading and Reporting Procedures
    Grades will primarily reflect how well the student has mastered the course objectives/standards.

    Summative assessments will comprise 90% of a student's grade. Summative assessments include tests, projects, simulations, portfolios and other approaches.

    Given the importance of formative assessments/activities in helping students gain and/or increase their understanding (and in helping teachers identify areas needing additional instruction), students will be required to maintain a portfolio consisting of the formative assessments/activities assigned during the marking period. The portfolio for these formative activities will comprise 10% of the final grade. Mastery and understanding of content is enhanced with a review of mistakes corrected and skills gained, and a portfolio provides a structure for this purpose.

    In order to demonstrate mastery/comprehension of a subject, students may retake any summative assessment they have not yet passed (with a C or better). However, before being administered a retake, the student must demonstrate an improved understanding of items he/she missed on the initial summative assessment (correcting previous test mistakes, completing /redoing formative assignments, conferencing with the teacher, etc.).

    Students may retake any summative assessment on their own time approved by the teacher. Retakes may require scheduling before or after school. Arrangements for transportation for these retakes will be the sole responsibility of the students.

    Summative assessments should not be limited to tests, but should include projects, simulations and other approaches (including student critique per a rubric).

    Students will be given a “Z” for formative or summative assessments not completed on time. Within the allocated grading period, appropriate deadlines will be established by the teacher especially for interim/quarter grades and end of course/semester grades. Any "Z" will be counted as zero in the grade calculation.

    When a formative assignment is entered into the Phoenix Grade Book, it will be linked to a standard/objective for the course (where course objectives have been added into the Phoenix Grade Book). The Phoenix Grade Book will be updated at least every two weeks.
  • Grading Legend
    Exempt = Student is exempt from an assignment and the assignment will not be included in any grade calculation.
    Missing = Student has NOT completed the assignment and the assignment counts as a zero in grade calculations until it is turned in and the grade is entered. The “Missing” comment will display until the assignment is turned in and the grade is entered.
    Turned In = The assignment has been turned in, but not yet graded. The assignment is not included in any grade calculation until a grade is entered.
    Late-Turned In = The grade given may reflect the fact that the assignment was turned in late.
    Absent on Due Date =The student was absent when the assignment was due. If the grade is entered, the grade is included in grade calculation.
    Floor Grade = The grade is not reflecting the grade earned, but reflects the practice of "floor" grades.
    Grade Revision Pending = Initial grade recorded, waiting on revision from student for final grade. Entered grade is included in grade calculation.
  • District Announcements


    TRANSITION TO 2019-20 SY
    The transition to 2019-20 SY as the current school year has begun and will be completed on July 1, 2019. Calendar, Attendance, Course Request, Grade Book, and Report Card menus will no longer display 2018-19 SY data in ParentVUE or StudentVUE. You may still view the 2018-19 SY report card on the Documents menu.

    The Report Card menu and Special Education Progress Report access in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will open at 4 p.m. on June 14.

    Expunge forms for High School courses taken in Middle School in the 18-19 SY may be downloaded by going to the Additional Information tab and clicking Middle School Expunge Form. If you have questions about the process, please contact the Office of School Counseling Services. 
    Los formularios de cancelación para los cursos de secundaria que se tomaron en la escuela media durante el año escolar 18-19 pueden descargarse en la pestaña de Información Adicional al hacer clic en el Formulario de cancelación de la escuela secundaria. Si tiene preguntas sobre el proceso, comuníquese con la Oficina de Servicios de Consejería Escolar. 

    Student Test History records, when viewed with Internet Explorer, do not display the student's scores. Please use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to view Test scores in the web version of ParentVUE.

    In an effort to better support parents, all historical student test and course data has been moved to the Test History tab and Course History tab in PVUE.  Current school year PDF score reports will be available on the Documents tab shortly.  This will make it easier for parents to find current and historical data about student performance.  If parents wish to keep an electronic copy of the old PDFs from last year, parents can download copies of these reports from the PVUE Documents tab now until April 1, 2019 or can request a copy from the school if needed in the future. 

    View the results of the December 2019 ParentVUE Survey.

    Online pre-registration for the 2019-20 school year will open on February 21, 2019. Help to access the Online Pre-registration portal for the first time may be found on the District ParentVUE site: https://www.lcps.org/Page/187320.

    In order to reduce the amount of paper forms generated and sent home for signature, enhancements have been made to ParentVUE to facilitate opt-ins/opt-outs, acknowledgments, and the ability to update important information. Please visit Virtual First Day Folder for more information.

    Download the ParentVUE Web vs. App document for a comparison of features/data available on both platforms.
Last Modified on June 26, 2019