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Belton ISD to implement pass/ fail grading system for spring semester

Belton ISD
Posted at 11:26 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 00:26:06-04

BELTON, TX — Belton ISD will implement a pass/fail/incomplete for the spring semester after classes were switched to an online format due to COVID-19.

The Belton ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution approving the new guidelines during a regular monthly meeting held virtually. The board also modified the policy for calculating grade point average (GPA) and class rank for all current high school students.

“We recognize that our students and families are facing a whole host of unique health and economic challenges, and we are operating from a supportive mindset in all areas across the district,” said Superintendent Dr. Matt Smith. “With regards to academics, we’re going to implement a pass/fail/incomplete policy for the last nine weeks. We feel this is the most supportive way to help our students continue their learning but also feel support from us.”

For the spring semester of the 2019-2020 school year, Belton ISD will implement grading guidelines for all student grades to be recorded as pass, fail or incomplete and transcripts to denote a course credit as pass or fail by August 1, 2020.

For seniors, GPA will be calculated based on the end of the third nine-week grading period of the school year. This will be their final GPA.

GPA will be calculated based on the end of the fall semester for the Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023. It will also affect GPA calculations going forward for the Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023 currently enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year and any student transferring into Belton ISD to join the Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023.