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Standards Based Grading

NEW LCHS Grading System

Dear Patriot Families,

The 2016-2017 school year is off to a great start and we are quickly
approaching the end of the first nine-weeks grading period on October 9th.  In an effort to improve student achievement at Lincoln County High School we have implemented Standards-Based Grading. As with any new initiative it is important to review and make appropriate changes during this learning process in order to best serve our students.

We want grades to reflect what students know and are able to do as well as their progress toward mastery of standards. To help understand this new system of grading we have included a Parent Guide.  To access this guide, please click here

One of your main concerns may be:  How do I know my student’s grade in a class?  Students receive scores of 4, 3, 2, 1 or in some cases 0 based on the Grading Rubric. To review the Grading Rubric click hereInfinite Campus then will calculate an overall grade for each class based on the following scale:


4-Point Scale

Letter Grade in IC


3.6 – 4.0



3.0 – 3.59


Approaching Mastery

2.6 – 2.99


Partial Mastery

2.0 – 2.59


Attempting Mastery

< 2.0


No Mastery


Your student’s teacher can provide further information to individual classes regarding the detailed rubrics for specific assignments. Your student should be accustomed to a rubric when completing assignments, exams, and projects at the high school.

If you would like a further explanation about WHAT Standards-Based Grading is, click on the video below:



As always if you have questions please do not hesitate to call us at the high school.  We appreciate you sharing your students with us and working together as we continue our journey towards making LCHS a Top 10 High School!

Working together,

Michael Godbey

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