Grading Scale

All study guides (writing assignments, projects, short answers essays, vocabulary, multiple-choice and true/false questions) must be graded by a NLRO instructor.  Writing assignments are graded on a rubric scale.


When using the rubric scale, instructors will check for the following:

  • Student is focused on the topic
  • Student demonstrates logical progression of ideas
  • Student provides variation in sentence structure
  • Student demonstrates a mature understanding of the subject matter
  • Student provides specific details

All Standard Pathway courses and all District Pathway courses use the same grading system for weighing lessons/homework/projects/writing assignments, quizzes, tests, and exams to determine the final semester averages or grades.

Assessment Formula

The following formula is used for all courses in determining a semester grade:

  • Average of all study guide exercises, projects, and writing assignments weighed evenly15%
  • All assessments that are not semester exams (quizzes, chapter tests, unit tests) weighed evenly60%
  • Semester Exams (Midterm and Final)25%

Grading Scale:

  • Total100%
  • A   90-100 %
  • B   80-89%
  • C   70-79%
  • D   60-69%
  • F   0-59%

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