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EPSD9 Important Grading Update for Students in 5th-12th Grades

2022/23 EPSD9 5th-12th Grade Standards-Based Teaching, Learning & Grading Policy and Practices (SBTL&G)


Greetings EPSD9 Community, 


As we approach the 2022-23 school year, we want to ensure that our EPSD9 community is aware of the significant change we have made to the grading system for students in grades 5 through 12. The primary purpose of grading is to effectively communicate student achievement toward specific standards at a certain point in time. A grade should reflect what a student knows and is able to do.  


Students in 5th-12th Grades will follow the EPSD9 Standards-Based Teaching, Learning & Grading Policy and Practices (SBTL&G) for the 22-23 school year. EPSD9 SBTL&G policies and practices focus on teaching the Oregon State Curriculum Standards for assessment and learning and ensuring Student College and Career readiness.


We have been working on this all summer to prepare staff for this change and we know it will benefit our students and families as it is more clearly defined. If you have questions, please contact your student’s school.