Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) used the 2015-16 school year to evaluate the division’s grading practices at the middle and high school levels. Specifically, VBCPS administration researched potential changes to guidelines for homework, late work and the use of zeros in grading.
The Fair and Equitable Grading Practices Committee, made up of teachers, administrators, parents, students, school board members and community members from across the city, headed up this work. They met with a nationally recognized expert in grading practices and reviewed research in order to generate recommendations for specific updates to existing policies and guidelines.
The public weighed in on these recommendations via a survey of all secondary teachers, VBCPS-hosted roundtable events, as well as an e-Town Hall.
For more information about the current grading guidelines, contact the Department of School Leadership at 757.263.1088.