6.280 - Grading & Promotion


The Superintendent shall establish a system of grading and reporting academic achievement to students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) and students.  The system shall also determine when promotion and graduation requirements are met.


Grade-Level Classification

Classification of students as freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year students will be based on years of attendance.  The administration shall determine remedial assistance for a student not earning sufficient credits toward graduation in a four year time period. 


Grading and Reporting


Every teacher shall maintain an evaluation record for each student in the teacher’s classroom.  A District administrator cannot change the final grade assigned by the teacher without notifying the teacher.  Reasons for changing a student’s final grade include:

  • a miscalculation of test scores;
  • a technical error in assigning a particular grade or score;
  • the teacher agrees to allow the student to do extra work that may impact the grade;
  • an inappropriate grading system used to determine the grade; or
  • an inappropriate grade based on an appropriate grading system.


Should a grade change be made, the administrator making the change must sign the changed record.


LEGAL REF.:  105 ILCS 10-20.9a, 5/10-21.8, and 5/27-27.

                        CROSS REF.: 6:300, 7:50


ADOPTED:      October 4, 1999


REVISED:       May 24, 2004; August 24, 2006; January 25, 2007; July 25, 2013

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