In the Licking Valley Local School District, we use grades to communicate to parents, students and others student achievement related to academic content standards. Students with an Individualized Education Plan are subject to these rules like any other student, except in cases in which their IEP specifies accommodations or modifications that conflict with these policies.
This philosophy was formulated by district administrators in the early stages of our progress toward better grading and grade reporting. It followed discussion of Thomas Guskey's book , . Developing Standards-Based Report Cards