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Elementary Grading Scale


Dear MCPS Families,

The Special Area Grading Scale has been updated for the 2021-2022 school year. The updated grading scale, developed over the last school year by various stakeholders, impacts all elementary special area courses such as physical education, art, music, drama, and dance. Your child’s grade reports, including progress reports and report cards, will reflect the changes shown below.

If you have questions, please reach out to your child’s special area teacher(s).

Elementary Special Area Grading Scale    
Evaluation Descriptions Letter Code Percent
Excelling in grade level standards E 90 - 100%
Meeting grade level standards M 70 - 89%
Progressing towards grade level standards P 60 - 69%
Not progressing towards grade level standards NP 0 - 59%