One Measure of Student Progress

Student grades are one source of information for families about their child's learning. Like all evaluation tools, they should be considered within the broader scope of a child's overall progress. In that framework, grades can be:

  • A tool to evaluate student schoolwork.
  • A means of communicating about a student’s performance and the potential for further success.
  • A source of motivation to students for continued learning and improvement.
  • A means of organizing a lesson, a unit, or a semester in that grade marks a course's transitions and brings closure to it.
  • A feedback mechanism to provide students with feedback on their learning, clarifying what they understand, what they don’t understand, and where they can improve.

Grading also provides feedback to teachers on their students’ learning with information that can inform future teaching decisions. Here in North Kitsap, students are assessed in accordance with North Kitsap School Board policy 2420. Families can expect student grades to be issued during the following periods:

  • Elementary school grades are issued every trimester
  • Middle and high school grades are issued at the end of each quarter and semester

Family Access Online

Families can stay connected with their student's progress by utilizing Skyward Family Access, an online program that keeps parents updated on student grades, attendance, test results, and more. To learn more about Family Access, visit your school's front office.