Liberty Middle School believes in Effective Grading Practice
STANDARDS BASED Grading Policy
Liberty Middle School uses a standards based grading system. The following is the grading scale:
4 ‐ Exceeds Standards
In addition to exhibiting level 3 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught by the teacher
3 ‐ Meets Standards
No major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and/or processes that were explicitly taught.
2 ‐ Approaching Standards
No major errors or omissions regarding the Simpler information and/or processes, but major errors or omissions regarding the more complex details and processes.
1 ‐ Below Standards
The student provides responses that indicate a distinct lack of understanding of the knowledge. However, with help, the student demonstrates partial understanding of some of the knowledge.
Grades are not averaged. Students cannot not receive a higher grade then the lowest two guaranteed standards grades.
Additionally, if a student has a 1 in any guaranteed standard, the highest grade they could receive is a 2, in that respective subject.
Promotion/Retention (Eighth Grade)
In order to participate in the promotion ceremony, students must meet the following requirements:
Have a 95% attendance record (9 days or 72 tardies). All tardies will count as one period absence.
Have at least a 2 or Standard Nearly Met in each of their classes.
Students must pass a proficiency exam in English language arts and math (students will have multiple opportunities to pass).
Have no outstanding debts (including but not limited to; books, chromebooks, athletic uniforms, band uniforms, musical instruments or any additional district owned property).
Students who receive a major referral during the school year that results in a suspension may forfeit their right to participate in the promotion ceremony. Students that commit an offense that results in PRIDE Academy placement after Spring Break will not be able to participate in graduation. Notification for loss of privileges shall be given to student and parents by Liberty administration.
*Eighth grade students attaining conditional promotion status may be passed on to the high school but will not participate in the promotion ceremony. Transfer students must be enrolled at least 20 school days prior to the end of the last grading period in order to participate in the ceremony.
Class of 2024 Liberty Middle School - White Robe Requirements
Students working towards earning a white robe must meet the following requirements:
Grades: No less than a ‘3’ in every class based on 3rd trimester final grades (includes PE, Music, and Workshop)
Community Service: 6 hours per year (At least 2 of the 6 hours must benefit the school; all hours must be logged on the Liberty Community Service form)
Attendance: 95% for the 2023-2024 school year; every absence counts towards the total (No more than 9 absences; 20 or less tardies; no class cuts/walking out)
Discipline: no major (suspension or long term Pride Academy placement) discipline offense during the school year; no more than 3 SWIS (classroom) referrals during the school year
*All requirements to earn a white robe must be met by May 22, 2024*