Policy 3400

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EVALUATION OF STUDENT PROGRESS   Policy Code:   3400

A system to evaluate students’ academic performance is necessary to help ensure that all students are succeeding within the framework of the educational goals and objectives of the board. The board believes that the formal issuance of student evaluations on a regular basis promotes continuous assessment of a student’s performance; informs the student, his or her parents or guardians, and the guidance counselor about the student’s performance and progress; and provides a system of notice which allows intervention strategies to be implemented if necessary to improve the student’s performance. The evaluation system must provide for regular communication with parents so that they may be informed and involved in their child’s education. The superintendent may consider and propose for approval alternative and non-traditional methods of evaluating progress.

An evaluation system will be established for assessing an individual student’s academic achievement and progress relative to benchmarks set for students at that instructional level. Meaningful evaluation will include consideration of all educational activity that has occurred during the particular evaluation period, including homework, projects, reports, class participation and tests. Each student in grades 9-12 will receive a copy of his or her transcript at least annually. In addition to regular progress report cards and other school contacts with home, interim reports are to be issued during the regular grading periods to alert parents when students are not doing satisfactory work.

Teachers will be responsible for evaluating student performance and keeping accurate records in order to substantiate a grade or assessment given in a course.


Legal References: G.S. 115C-47, -81

Cross References: Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program (policy 3000), Parental Involvement (policy 1310-4002)

Adopted: November 26, 2007

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