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Update to 2020-2021 School Year Grading Policies

September 11th, 2020

On September 10, 2020, the Howard County Board of Education voted to temporarily suspend sections of the elementary and secondary grading policies to institute procedures and calculations consistent with the HCPSS Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The policy changes–effective immediately and set to terminate at the end of the school year–accommodate a shift to a virtual environment and a 4×4 semester schedule.

Highlights of changes to both policies include:

Highlights of changes to Policy 8010 Grading and Reporting: Prekindergarten through Grade 5 include:

Highlights of changes to 8020 Grading and Reporting: Middle and High School include:

Additional information on the policy changes can be found on BoardDocs.