Students are assessed by their teachers as they participate in the daily classroom instructional program. Teachers use a variety of methods to assess the progress of their students. Teachers report the progress of students through mid-term reports and each nine weeks on the quarterly report card. Some schools have a program that allows parents and students to check on grades throughout the nine weeks on the computer. Check with your child’s school to determine if this is available.
At the end of each quarter (nine weeks) a grade is assigned for each class in which the student is enrolled. The grading scale is: 90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D and 0-59 = F.
The report card will also reflect information regarding the student’s attendance and conduct.
Florida Standards Assessments
With the Florida standards in place to help Florida students succeed, the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and end-of-course (EOC) subjects (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry) serve Florida students by measuring education gains and progress. Students, parents/guardians, and educators are encouraged to check the FSA Portal often to access important information and resources as they are available.
It is important that all students are in attendance for the testing. By having annual test results, the parent, teacher and student can see measured progress in annual learning gains.
Even though the preparation for FSA testing is done throughout the school year by the curriculum that is taught based on the Standards, often there are extra preparation materials and activities that are available as well. Visit the FSA Portal to access Practice Tests on your home computer for extra practice for your child.
10th Grade requirements
Students who expect to graduate from high school must earn passing scores on the Reading and Mathematics portion of the Grade 10 FCAT. After Grade 10, there will be additional opportunities to retake the test and earn passing scores. For more information about Florida’s graduation requirement, click here.