San Angelo ISD Announces Grading Process for This School Year


SAN ANGELO, TX – SAISD has announced their grading protocol for the 2020 school year as schools find innovate ways to teach their students in virtual classrooms.

“The SAISD family, including our students, parents, teachers, and administrators, will prioritize empathy, kindness, trust, and grace as we finish this semester. We are going through an ever-changing, unknown landscape that affects each of us differently day after day,” said the district in a statement.

“Our students simply cannot be expected to do their best work during this time while struggling with family turmoil, financial distress, isolation, and many other challenges."

The district has decided to shift the current grading practices and guidelines that will require flexibility and a willingness to let go of grading standards that have been in place for years.

“We will emphasize student effort and growth. We will let empathy rise above traditional grading practices.”

The protocol that has been developed aims to be fair and equitable for all students, given the circumstances.

  • For the 4th 9-week grading period, a CP (COVID-19 Pass) or a CF (COVID-19 Fail) will be assigned for all courses and content areas. 
  • For high school courses in which students earn credits, this CP or CF will be a contributing factor in awarding credit for the second semester in the 2019-2020 school year.
  • If a student had a passing grade for the 3rd 9 week grading period AND is participating in the educational opportunities provided by SAISD during the 4th 9 week grading period, the student will earn credit for the semester.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) for the 2019-2020 school year will be calculated and finalized for all students enrolled in high school courses at the end of the 3rd 9-week grading period, March 6, 2020. 
  • Final exams will not be administered or weighed into the calculation of the 2nd semester average.

For all other situations, an administrative review for determination of grade and credit will be held as detailed in the table below.

3rd 9 Week Grading PeriodVirtual Learning Platform Presence    4th 9 Week Grading Period
Recorded Grade of 70 or GreaterParticipatingCOVID-19 Pass/Credit Awarded
Recorded Grade of 70 or Greater     Not Participating  Administrative Review
Recorded Grade of 69 or LowerParticipatingAdministrative Review
Recorded Grade of 69 or LowerNot Participating   Administrative Review

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