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.

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY
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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2019-2020 KEYSTONE WAIVER

2020-2021 Testing Windows

Summer Wave Keystones, Grades 9-12
Delayed to September 28 - October 2, 2020

Winter Wave Keystones, Grades 9-12
January 4-15, 2021

Spring Wave Keystones, Grades 9-12 &
8th grade Algebra I students
May 17-28, 2021

PSSA English/Language Arts, Grades 3-8
April 19-23, 2021

PSSA Math, Science & Makeups, Grades 3-8
April 26 - May 7, 2021


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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