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.
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
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