Assessments & Grading

Grading Information

Student grading information is maintained in the District's Student Information System, PowerSchool, and is available for parents and students via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Parents are encouraged to create an account so that they can monitor their student's academic progress throughout the year. Parents will also receive a hard copy of mid-quarter progress reports and a quarterly report cards. The quarterly report card is a snapshot of the students current year academic achievement as of the end of that marking period. Report cards and progress reports also contain teacher comments to help give our parents a more detailed observation of the student progress that may not be as obvious from the grades alone.

Advanced Placement courses receive a weight factor of 1.10. Honors courses receive a weight factor of 1.05. This factor is 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

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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