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Outstanding, Satisfactory, Incomplete: Buffalo Schools change grading policy

Posted at 11:06 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 14:01:54-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKKBW) — Buffalo Public Schools has announced a new grading tool for students as a result of school closures.

Students will now be given an Outstanding, Satisfactory or Incomplete instead of numeric grades.

Teachers have been instructed that a grade of 86-100 percent is Outstanding, 65-85 percent is Satisfactory, and 0-64 percent is Incomplete.

Students who receive a final rating of Satisfactory or Outstanding will be promoted to the next grade level. Students who receive a final rating of Incomplete - a final average below 65 percent - will be recommended for summer school.

In addition, the third quarter will be extended until June 12, but students may still submit work until the final day of school, which is set for June 17, 2020.

Existing in-progress grades for quarter three will be frozen as of March 13. Frozen, in-progress marks of 49 percent or below will be converted to 50 percent.

The third marking period will be counted as 50 percent of the overall average.