Grade Point Calculation

Grade Values for Annual and Semester Courses for Secondary Schools

The procedures for calculating grades for students in grades 6-12 have changed with the elimination of final and midterm examinations. For annual courses, each nine-week grading period will have a 25% value (weight) and for semester courses each nine-week grading period will have a 50% value (weight). Teachers may administer an assessment at the end of each nine-week grading period. The assessment may not exceed 5% of the nine-week grade for annual courses or 10% of the nine-week grade for semester courses. The provision for teacher override is applicable to both semester and annual courses.

For courses with EOCs counting as 30% of their grade click HERE.

Academic grades for students are based on a 4 point scale. Grade points will be determined for annual courses by multiplying each nine-week grade by 2.5, adding the grades for the four nine-weeks, and dividing this sum by 10. For semester courses, grade points are determined by multiplying each nine week grade by 5, adding the two-nine week grades, and dividing this sum by 10. This will determine how students earn points when applying the rule of earning 10 grade points to pass a course for grades 6-12. For students in grades 9-12, five points (“five point rule”) must be earned in the second semester to pass an annual course. For students in grades 6-8, the “five point rule” does not apply.

Grade Earned Annual Courses
multiply by 2.5 to earn
Semester Courses
multiply by 5 to earn
A = 4 points 10 points 20 points
B = 3 points 7.5 points 15 points
C = 2 points 5 points 10 points
D = 1 point 2.5 points 5 points
F = 0 points 0 points 0 points

NOTICE: This formula will not apply for courses with End of Course exams on the implementation year of the exam. During the implementation year, the student’s EOC exam will contribute 30% towards the student’s final grade in the class. The formula utilized to compute the final grade in such a case is determined by the Florida Department of Education.

After dividing your total score by 10, you will obtain a decimal between the values of 0.0 to 4.0.

3.50-4.00 | Final Grade = A
2.50-3.49 | Final Grade = B
1.50-2.49 | Final Grade = C
1.00-1.49 | Final Grade = D
0.00-0.99 | Final Grade = F

  • The Student Progression Plan 2011-2012 states the updated policy eliminating midterm and final exams for secondary schools, a recommendation by secondary principals.
  • Students must earn a minimum of ten points on a 4.0 scale to pass annual or semester courses. Additionally, 9-12 graders must acquire at least five points in the second semester to pass the course. The five point rule only applies to annual courses taken in grades 9-12.
  • For authorized annual courses, each of the four nine-week grading periods will have a 25% value (weight), with a provision for teacher override (each nine-week grading period is multiplied times 2.5). Teachers may administer an assessment at the end of each nine-week grading period. The value of the assessment may not exceed 5% of the grade for each nine-week grading period.
  • For authorized semester courses, each of the two nine-week grading periods will have a 50% value (weight), with a provision for teacher override (each nine week grading period is multiplied times 5). Teachers may administer an assessment at the end of each nine-week grading period. The value of the assessment may not exceed 10% of the grade for each nine-week grading period.

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