School staff must review Board Policy 5121 and Administrative Regulations to ensure consistency and fairness in grading practices.
The classroom teacher shall determine the grade given to each student in the class and the determination of the student’s grade by the teacher, in the absence of clerical or mechanical mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence, shall be final.
The determination as to whether a mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence exists in relation to an achievement grade should be made by the Superintendent and governing board of the school district. The Education Code shall govern the determination of grades given to students.
Grade point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of classes.
A no mark (NM) is given only if a student has been entered in a class/school for fifteen days or fewer for high school students.
A no credit (NC) is given in place of the student receiving an “F” grade. Bayside does not issue “F” grades only NC.
An incomplete (I) is given when a student has been absent during the latter part of a grading period. Incomplete is given only if the student was passing when present. The nature of the work to remove the incomplete must be made up within ten school days after notification is given. Within ten days in the next quarter, the student’s work should be completed.