Second grade to get letter grades
Most notably, second grade students will now receive letter grades like their peers in third through fifth grades.
To help parents understand the new report card, family guides for grades 1-5, as well as early childhood education (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten), are available in the School Year 2013-2014 section on the front page of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools website.
Early childhood education students receive progress reports. First grade students are evaluated on the same scale as the other grade levels; however, their grades are reflected by codes that coincide with a numeric measurement.
Last year’s changes to the grading procedures have helped to streamline the process, unify grade recording and reporting, and contribute toward paperless grading.
As of this school year, all teachers in grades 1-12 are using a strictly electronic tool to record grades and track coursework.