Grading Expectations and Final Exams

CISD educators shared grading practices and expectations during Curriculum Nights this fall. We also want to share these again for our families as a reference.  Click here to view the elementary expectations and here to view the secondary expectations.  As you read over the document for secondary expectations, you will notice that the district is not having final exams for our middle school or high school campuses this year. 

As the expectations state, "No semester exams or spring final exams will be given in 6th-12th grade. Educators will have a summative assessment that will be part of their 2nd and 4th nine week grades designed to comprehensively measure overall growth. These will be given near the end of the 2nd and 4th nine weeks, and the reassessment practice does not apply to these summative assessments.” 

We hope to relieve some of the overall pressure with assessments, since a majority of our state testing (STAAR, End of Course Exams, IB and AP Exams, etc.) occurs in the final weeks of our school year.