Acmetonia Grading & Report Cards

A formal evaluation of a student’s performance is provided four times during the school term in report cards. Parents are urged to contact their child’s teacher at other times throughout the year when additional information is desired or when the school should be informed of some unusual circumstance. The school district emphasizes that parent conferences are essential for communicating with parents about student progress.

Interim Progress Reports are issued midway through each report period for students. Progress reports are issued for areas of improvement as well as for deficiencies in work. In addition, teachers contact parents throughout the year regarding student progress. 



Please note that in some courses the grading system may be adjusted to meet the nature and challenges of the course. 

Kindergarten - Grade 3 
Students in Kindergarten through grade 3 doe not receive traditional A’s or B’s on assignments. Instead, teachers grade based on an indicator scale to give parents a good idea of where their child is on his/her journey to mastery of the Pennsylvania Core Standards. When parents/guardians look at their child's assessments, they will notice that each assignment will be tied to a specific standard and will have an indicator to inform the parent/guardian of how the child is progressing.  A student’s academic development may be monitored by the progress indicators on the student’s assignments and assessments that he/she brings home. When you review your child’s assignments and assessments, you will have a good idea of where your child is on his/her academic journey toward mastery of the Pennsylvania Core Standards. 

The following indicators will be used:

E – Exceeding (Out of this World) – The student is working at a higher level. He/she can explain how to do the concept and can teach others. 
M – Meeting (Flying High) – The student is able to work independently, showing an understanding of grade-level content. 
P – Progressing (Taking Off) – The student is starting to understand. Sometimes, the student may need help or an example. 
NI – Needs Improvement (Ready to Go) – The student cannot work by himself/herself as of yet. He/she needs some help and examples, but is starting to learn.

Grades 4-6 
A formal evaluation of a student’s performance are provided four times during the school term in a report card. Parents are urged to contact their child’s teacher at other times throughout the year when additional information is desired, or when the school should be informed of some unusual circumstance. The school district emphasizes that parent conferences are essential for communicating with parents about student progress.

Interim Progress Reports are issued midway through each report period for students. Progress reports provide information on areas of improvement as well as for deficiencies in work. In addition, teachers contact parents throughout the year regarding student progress.


An academic grade reflects learning a body of knowledge, as well as certain related behaviors and skills, over a period of time. Therefore in evaluating a student, a teacher must consider all of the following when assigning a course grade: academic performance on tests, quizzes, projects, and homework; participation in the learning process; and learning activities. Grading may be adjusted by individual teachers to meet the needs of the students and best evaluate a student’s skills.

The general grading system for Colfax Upper Elementary School students is as follows: 

A – 90 – 100% 
B – 80 – 89% 
C – 70 – 79% 
D – 60 – 69% 
E – 59% and below 

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