Grades will be assigned for all courses based on student work and will follow the student should they return to a physical building for in-person instruction. Students will earn numeric and letter grades which will become part of their permanent academic record and official transcripts (for high school courses). All grading guidelines for RCL2020 classes mirror the traditional courses taught in our school buildings. All KCS Board policies are followed related to progress reports and report cards. School grades will be posted from RCL2020 to the child’s traditional school. Final grades will be recorded on the student’s final transcript.
State testing (TCAP) is required for all subjects in grades 3-8 and the following high school subjects: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, U.S. History, and Biology. The testing schedule will be set and delivered to families no later than two weeks prior to the first day of testing. All testing will be completed at each student’s base school. Testing at home is not available from the state at this time and will require in-person attendance by the student. By KCS Board Policy 4.700, student scores on the TCAP in grades 3-8 comprise 15% of the student’s final grade in the spring semester in math, reading/ELA, science, and social studies.
All 11th grade students are required to take the ACT at their base school or provide documentation they have already taken the ACT. The ACT is a state test and all administration protocols are requirements of ACT, not KCS. ACT testing at home is not available from ACT at this time and will require in-person attendance by the student.
High School End-of-Course (EOC) tests are required and student scores will be included in students’ final grades with a weight of 15% of the student’s final average (KCS Board Policy 4.700).
Kingsport City Schools will utilize the cube-root methodology for calculating quick score percentages in determining the weighting of TCAP and EOC scores in a student’s final grade (KCS Board Policy 4.700).
Students in kindergarten and first grade may be required to attend school in-person on scheduled days for periodic assessments of their foundational reading skills.
Any student who has an active IEP or a 504 will receive testing accommodations at their base school as stated in their most recent IEP/504 plan.
Academic integrity applies to all KCS students in all classes whether in-person or remote. School assignments and assessments submitted must be based on a student’s original ideas and work. Plagiarism and cheating may be grounds for dismissal from RCL2020.