Grading, Report Cards & Testing
OUSD students are given letter grades in each class for each marking period based on attendance, progress, and completion of work.
- A=4 points
- B=3 points
- C=2 points
- D=1 point
- F=0 points.
These grades are averaged together to arrive at a grade point average. Students receiving grades of 3.0 and above are placed on the Honor Roll.
During in-person schooling, a parent conference will occur after each marking period (except the final marking period) for students receiving a GPA lower than 2.0. Attendance at these conferences is important so parents can learn how to support their child's learning.
During remote-learning schooling, families can contact their student's advisory teacher for any and all questions or concerns. For example, if there is a concern with your student's math class, you should contact the advisory teacher--even if they are not the math teacher. The advisor will support you and your student to navigate questions, concerns and solutions.
Expect to see FOUR report cards throughout the year, issued one week after the end of each Marking Period. Report cards are mailed home one week after the marking period ends.
Please be aware that this year, marking period grades are the semester grade as students will only have one graded marking period for each class each semester. Semester grades are extremely important because they are placed on the student's transcript.
Testing (uncertain due to COVID-19)
Students are given assessments with enough regularity that testing does not cause stress in most students. If your child expresses anxiety over tests, please talk to his or her teacher.
Each spring, all Bret Harte students take a series of tests known as SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment) or CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress). SBAC testing days are schoolwide events, and classes are scheduled differently than usual. Your student's scores are mailed home in the summer. Your student's scores matter to the overall success of the school.
In P.E., students are tested between February and April on state physical fitness standards according to age and gender.
The easiest way to find out how your student is doing in their classes is to check their grades on Schoology. Or during in-person school on Friday mornings, your student can ask for a progress report from the office to take to all of his/her classes and bring home to you. Teachers can also be contacted for progress reports in an individual subject.