a) Question: When will grades be inputted?
Advice: 7-12 assignment grades will be inputted every two weeks throughout the year. 3-6 grade teachers will input one grade for each content area at each progress reporting period. The TK-12 teachers shall have three (3) full workdays after the end of the grading periods (not including weekends and holidays) to submit grades into the District approved system [MCS-MTA Contract].
b) Question: Who determines the grade given to each pupil in the course?
Advice: When grades are given for any course of instruction taught in a school district, the grade given to each pupil shall be the grade determined by the teacher of the course and the determination of the pupil's grade by the teacher, in the absence of clerical or mechanical mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetency, shall be final.
The governing board of the school district and the superintendent of such district shall not order a pupil's grade to be changed unless the teacher who determined such grade is, to the extent practicable, given an opportunity to state orally, in writing, or both, the reasons for which such grade was given and is, to the extent practicable, included in all discussions relating to the changing of such grade [California Education Code 49066]. For more information on MCS grading polices see 5121.1 BP 5121.11 BP 5123 BP.
c) Question: Are teachers required to input data into SchoolCity?
Advice: No. Teachers may provide data to District Improvement Facilitator to: Assist in the creation and disaggregation of school data as it relates to effective instructional practices and formative instruction, while maintaining confidentiality related to individual student/teacher data.
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