• MSCS Board Policy 5014: Grading System for Grades PreK-5

    Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

    The pre-kindergarten and kindergarten report cards show progress toward the state standards. The grade level standards are set by the state and indicate what a student should know and be able to do. Students are evaluated based on their progress toward meeting benchmarks for each standard. This is indicated by symbols expressing mastery or non-mastery for each skill. Additionally, the letter grades “E”, “S”, “N”, or “U” will be used to express basic grading for art, music, world languages, and physical education (P.E.). 

    Grades 1-5

    Conduct Grades: In all schools, students' conduct is graded as “E”, “G”, “S”, “N”, or “U” and is to be reported at each grading period on the report card. Self-contained classes receive one homeroom conduct grade. Departmentalized classes each give a conduct grade. Conduct grades are based on behavior and shall not be deducted from scholastic grades. Similarly, academic performance may not form the basis for conduct grades. 

    Academic Grades: The basic grading system for knowledge/subject area is expressed by the letters “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, and “F” according to the numerical values listed under the Grading Scale below, except for first (1st) grade science, social studies classes, PreK-5 art, music, world languages, and P.E. which will be expressed by the letter grades “E”, “S”, “N”, or “U”.

    Grading Scale

    • A 90 -100
    • B 80 - 89
    • C 70 -79
    • D 60-69
    • F Below 60


    Students receiving special education services in Functional Skills Programs [Adaptive Functional Skills (AFS) and Functional Skills (FS)] will receive a “Report Card of Progress” based on progress towards goals stated in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).