In March of 2010, Policy IK was revised to the new and current grading system, which essentially states as follows:
Student's performance is to be reported in two ways, separately:
1. Individual academic achievement based on a variety of assessment methods and are summative in nature;
2. Evaluation of student behaviors and other nonacademic facts that may influence academic achievement.
In June of 2011, IK-AR (Administrative Rule) was revised and is the tool to implement the new grading policy.
2010-2011: Implement balanced grading
2011-2012: Academic Practice (ie: formative=homework) grades may count for a maximum of 10% of the grade. Academic Practice is a fancier way of saying homework, but is referenced by the district also as a "formative" assessment.
Academic Achievement (ie: summative =tests, projects, term papers, etc.) must count for a minimum of 90% of the grade. Academic Achievement is also known as "summative" assessments.
"Nonacademic behaviors" (ie: late work) that could affect grade are not to exceed 10% of the grade
2012-2013: Academic Achievement (ie: summative=tests, projects, etc.) must count for 100% of the grade