Grading Policies and Reporting Periods

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In your classroom, teachers continually assess your learning progress. This means that as they are teaching, they will notice how you are learning, when your work is improving, and when you need extra help.

Teachers give you at least five reports during the year. Three of these reports will be formal, written reports (report cards), while the other two may vary from school district to school district.

These reports are an important part of your learning, and help you to understand how you are doing in your school subjects.

You need a grade of at least C- to continue to the next level of a course. The table below shows an overview of the grading system in B.C.:

Grade  Percentage  Provincial Expectation
A 86-100% The student demonstrates excellent or outstanding performance in relation to expected learning outcomes for the course or subject and grade.
B 73-85% The student demonstrates very good performance in relation to expected learning outcomes for the course or subject and grade.
C+ 67-72% The student demonstrates good performance in relation to expected learning outcomes for the course or subject and grade.
C 60-66% The student demonstrates satisfactory performance in relation to expected
learning outcomes for the course or subject and grade.
C- 50-59% The student demonstrates minimally acceptable performance in relation to expected learning outcomes for the course or subject and grade.
F 0-49% (Failing) The student has not demonstrated, or is not demonstrating, the minimally acceptable performance in relation to the expected learning outcomes for the course or subject and grade. The letter grade “F” may only be assigned if an “I” (In Progress) letter grade has been previously assigned for that course or subject and grade.
I (In Progress or Incomplete) The student, for a variety of reasons, is not demonstrating minimally acceptable performance in relation to the expected learning outcomes.
W The student has withdrawn from the course

 

Learn more about assessment in B.C.