Liberty Bell’s Remote Learning Grading and Assessment Guidelines

Greetings Liberty Bell Families,

Below you will find Liberty Bell’s Remote Learning Grading and Assessment Guidelines, which will remain in place for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

These guidelines are based on OSPI’s Student Learning and Grading Guidance, which includes a directive from State Superintendent Chris Reykdal, and are the result of thoughtful deliberation among the Liberty Bell Leadership Team and MVSD Administrative Team.

After seeking input from multiple stakeholders, including many students, these guidelines were created to meet the needs of our students, families, and staff while providing clarity, flexibility, and academic integrity through a lens of equity during this unprecedented time.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We will get through this together!

We Are Liberty Bell,

Crosby Carpenter
Principal, Liberty Bell High School



Remote Learning Grading & Assessment Guidelines

While there will be a slight difference in middle school versus high school models, Liberty Bell Students in grades 7-12 will be assigned grades using the following principles:

  1. All students have the opportunity and are expected to engage in remote learning to maintain or improve their mastery of essential standards.
  2. Do no harm! A student’s ability to engage in remote learning will not negatively impact their grades.
  3. All students have the opportunity to improve their grades with their March 17 status as a baseline. Grades will not drop below what they were on March 17.
  4. No student will receive a “pass,” “fail,” or “no credit” grade for any course.
  5. Teachers will assign grades using an “A” through “D” scale.
  6. Teachers will assign an “incomplete” for any student who is failing a course at the end of the semester. Teachers may also assign an “incomplete” for students who cannot equitably engage.
  7. Students who are assigned an “incomplete” will be given the opportunity to demonstrate competency of essential standards during the 1st quarter of the 2020-2021 school year, at which point the student’s grade will be retroactively assigned.
  8. To ensure equitable opportunity for all students, any student can opt-in to receive an “incomplete” if they receive any grade below an “A”.
  9. Students will not be expected to repeat a grade level unless requested and mutually agreed upon by parents/guardians and school administration.
  10. Learning is about more than grades.