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IK - Academic Achievement

The evaluation of the academic achievement of students in the Falmouth School Department is based on the premise that students have diverse capabilities, interests and individual patterns of growth and learning. It is essential that the professional staff have adequate information to assess a student's educational needs, growth patterns, and other factors necessary to design instructional plans for the student. Sharing of information among parents/guardians, teachers and students is an integral part of the evaluative process.

Through the district's methods of student evaluation and parent/ guardian- student-teacher communications, the district strives to meet the following objectives.

  1. Parents/Guardians are to be informed regularly, at least three times a year, as to the progress their children are making in school.

  2. Parents/Guardians will be alerted and conferred with as soon as possible when a student's performance or attitude becomes unsatisfactory or shows marked or sudden deterioration.

  3. Insofar as possible, distinctions will be made between a student's attitude and academic performance.

  4. At comparable levels, the school district will strive for consistency in grading and reporting, except when inappropriate for certain classes or students.

  5. When grades are given, the school staff will take particular care to explain the meaning of the marks and symbols to students and parents/guardians.

Legal Reference: TITLE 20A MRSA SECTION 4502

Adopted: November 21, 1994