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Kern High School District grading guidelines implemented during the school closures

Posted at 11:05 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 14:39:51-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — In accordance with the guidance of Gov. Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, KHSD will implement a "Pass/No Pass" grading system for the 2019-2020 spring semester and the 2020 summer session.

No student will receive a grade lower than the grade they had at the time of the COVID-19 school closures March 18.

This new grading system will help ease the social and emotional stressors that students may experience due to stress created by COVID-19.

This grading system will mitigate the abrupt change to distance learning.

For the spring semester grading period, a student would receive a “Pass” if the students had a grade of A, B, C, or D for the third quarter at the time of the school closure.

A student who was failing (F) at the time of the school closure will be given the opportunity to raise their grade during the fourth quarter.

University systems are willing to accept "pass/no pass" grades and they will not affect the university systems’ calculation of GPA.

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