Secondary Grading and Reporting
FCPS is committed to being a responsive, caring, and inclusive culture where all feel valued, supported, and hopeful. Research tells us that a sense of hope and a sense of belonging are important to student learning.
As we look toward the 2022-23 school year, we remain committed to fostering a responsive, caring, and inclusive culture where all feel valued, supported, and hopeful. While educators, parents, and students may understandably be concerned about the academic impact of learning during the pandemic, we must prioritize the hope and excitement around the possibilities of next year, focusing on student strengths and areas for growth as an ongoing learning opportunity. To that end, as a division, we will favor promotion over retention, and we encourage families to do the same. We will affirm and honor each child’s strengths and challenges as we move forward together in 2022-23.
Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to consistent grading regulation and practices where grades are an accurate reflection of student learning. The current policies include the separation of achievement and work habits, guidance on providing students additional opportunities to demonstrate proficiency, and the importance of ongoing communication with students and parents.
Progress Report Message and Grading Scale
Middle and high school progress reports include a general message to parents and grading scale descriptions. Official translations are available below.