P.S. 120Q Grading Policy

 There will be End-of-Unit Assessments in each unit of study in every subject area.  Assessments will be graded on a Level 1 – 4; indicating Level 1- Well Below Standards, Level 2- Below Standards, Level 3- Proficient in Standards, and Level 4- Excels in Standards. 

These assessments will be used to formulate report card grades. 

Report cards will be distributed in November, March and June.  Interim Progress Reports will be distributed in December and May.  Parents may ask to see assessments at report card conferences or by appointment on Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:00 PM.  Attendance can factor into students report card grades, however attendance will not be a determining factor in promotion. 

The scales below are used for grading students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 for all subjects:

Homework – 15%
Test/Quizzes – 35%
Oral Participation/Classwork – 25%
Projects – 25%


In accordance with New York City promotional guidelines, promotional decisions will be based on a holistic evaluation of the foregoing measures and according to whether the student has demonstrated sufficient progress toward attaining Common Core Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Multiple measures will be used in the decision-making process, including but not limited to course grades, report cards, samples of student writing, projects, assignments, and other performance-based student work.