9th-11th Grade Graduation and Grading Requirements
SLSD Blended Learning Plan
HS Grading 9th-11th Grade Addendum:
On April 15th, the Oregon Department of Education came out with guidance supporting students in grades 9, 10 and 11. Here is a summary of the most important parts for you to know as a parent:
- Students currently in 11th grade (Class of 2021): The Essential Skills and Personalized Learning requirements for students have been suspended.
- Students currently in 10th grade (Class of 2022), 9th grade (Class of 2023), and beyond: no changes to graduation requirements.
All students in grades 9-11 will receive a grade of “Pass” or “Incomplete” for the spring 2020 trimester
Schools are required to be creative in how they allow students to show learning/proficiency during the spring 2020 trimester. This means that a student’s family/caregiver shall be thoughtfully and intentionally engaged. In addition, grading may reflect a student’s access to learning materials and family supports more than individual learning. Students may be allowed to earn a “Pass” in a variety of ways, including passing an exam, completing a work product, or engaging in a project that shows essential learning in more than one course.
If a student receives a grade of “incomplete” during the spring 2020 trimester then each school must partner with students/families to create a Credit-Earning Assurance Plan. This plan must be in place by September 2020 and will be created with the following in mind:
- May include academic support classes, personalized academic tutoring, on-line course offerings, project-based learning opportunities, summer school, etc.
- Must be completed prior to the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year and ensure a fair and reasonable way for students to continue with regular learning during the 2020-2021 school year
- Will include appropriate services and supports for students with IEPs
Also important to note is that universities across the country have made it clear that students will not be penalized for missing traditional standardized tests or for posting Pass/Incomplete transcripts for the spring 2020 trimester
We want you to know that we are doing our best to provide students with every opportunity to achieve a “Pass” during these challenging times. That may look different for each student, and we will continue to reach out to those students and families who are struggling. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or just need to connect. That - above all - is what we are here for.