Grading Policy

  • To ensure that students and staff are equitably supported for success and in accordance with the California Department of Education’s guidance that “no student should be harmed through grading during COVID-19 and extended distance learning,” PUSD has altered its grading policy, in collaboration with the United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP). March 13, 2020 was the last day that students were physically in classrooms. Beginning on March 16, 2020 and ending on May 28, 2020,

    • Elementary School: students in grades K-5 will receive Pass/No Pass grades for Trimester 3 grading
      period only.
    • Middle and High School: Middle and High School students will receive grades from A-D only during
      marking periods 7 and 8, and the final semester grade. Student grades marked on March 13, 2020 are the
      lowest grade any student can receive during this time. Students who received an “F” as of March 13 will be
      given additional opportunities to increase their grade if afforded access to their classes and teachers.
      Students will not be assigned “incomplete,” “F” or “NG” grades if they are unable to increase their grade
      during the Extended Distance Learning time due to their inability to access their education for technology
      and/or social emotional reasons.
    • Rose City High School: March 13 was the last day of Quarter 3 at Rose City High School, a model
      continuation school. Remote learning began on March 16, the same day as the school’s start of Quarter 4.
      Rose City High School students will receive a grade no lower than “C” for this Quarter, and receive five
      full credits per course.

    See the Memorandum of Understanding PUSD/United Teachers of Pasadena