Magnolia ISD outlines grading, grade-level advancement standards during remote learning

Magnolia ISD will implement a system of recording grades for online learning starting April 13. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Magnolia ISD will implement a system of recording grades for online learning starting April 13. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Magnolia ISD will implement a system of recording grades for online learning starting April 13. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Beginning April 13, Magnolia ISD students will be graded on remote learning assignments, according to MISD information released April 9. The district released grading guidelines in effect during the remote learning period as well as a breakdown of the standards a student must meet to advance to the next grade level.

MISD facilities are currently closed until May 4 to comply with county and state restrictions regarding the coronavirus, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

Both final exams and State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness have been canceled for MISD students, according to district information
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"Because the school closure has been extended until May 4, Magnolia ISD will need to assess student work to award credit and promotion to the next grade level," officials said in an April 9 release.

Grading guidelines for the fourth nine-week period of classes include:




  • Parents of students in grades pre-K through first will receive a phone conference progress report at the end of the nine weeks. Student progress will center around reading, writing and mathematics.

  • Students in grades 2-12 will receive three grades for designated subjects, which vary by grade level. Teachers will assign a final pass, fail or incomplete grade at the end of the nine weeks.

  • Students in grades 2-12 receiving three grades will receive one grade each for three time periods: April 13-24, April 27-May 8 and May 11-May 20.



In calculating rank and grade point average, MISD will not include the Spring 2020 semester grade since it will be pass or fail. Senior rankings will be determined excluding the spring semester grade.


To determine whether students will move onto the next grade level, proficiency standards vary by grade level. For example, students in grades kindergarten and first must be proficient in reading, language arts and math skills. Grade-level advancement for high school students will be determined by course credits, which will be determined by grouping the final nine weeks pass/fail grade with the third nine weeks, according to MISD.

Find more information about grading guidelines and grade-level advancement policies amid the coronavirus outbreak here.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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