PS 101 Grading Policy 2020-2021

P.S. 101 is dedicated to the advancement of all students on their way to becoming college and career ready. This document serves as our written transparent grading policy to inform students and families about how grades are earned. This document outlines how courses are graded, the scale of marks awarded and when and how often student receive grades. 

PS 101 Grading Scale:

Grades K-5
ME: “Mastery-Exceeds” Standards (95-100) = 4 by NYS Standards
MA: “Mastery-Above” Standards (85-94) = a mid-high 3 by NYS Standards
MT: “Mastery-Meets” Standards (75-84) = a low-mid 3 by NYS Standards
MP: “Mastery-Approaching” Standards (65-74) = 2 by NYS Standards
MB: “Mastery-Below Standards (64 or less) – 1 by NYS Standards

***for 2020-2021 ONLY, students will be given a grade of “N” instead of a MP or MB***

For the Arts and Physical Education, Grading will be on a Pass/Needs Improvement Scale only. These subjects include Technology, Theater, Dance, Art, Music, and Gym

  • Pass=MT
  • Needs Improvement=N

Timeline: Students will receive grades three times per year, November, March, and June via report cards in every course. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to speak to their child’s teacher about grades during the Parent Teacher Conferences*.

Marks awarded: The minimum grade a student must receive to pass a course is Mastery Approaching (MA is approaching, but not on grade level). Grades are cumulative and show students’ progress throughout the year.

Grades K-2 Grading Rubric  
Assessments/Tests     40%
Classwork                   30%
Participation              30%

Grades 3-5 Grading Rubric
Assessments/Tests     50%
Classwork                   30%
Participation              20%

Our grading policy applies to all students, including Students with Disabilities (SWD) and English Language Learners (ELLs). Please note all students, regardless of being an ELL or SWD*, are held to Grade Level Standards.
*ELL/ESL/ENL are referring to the same student population of English Language Learners (ENL is the most current term).

*Students with disabilities-annual goals, plans for progress monitoring, and promotion criteria are document in the IEP, while the report card documents progress made in the general education curriculum. All students, including students with disabilities, receive grades based on how well they master the Grade Level subject matter, concepts, content, and skills addressed in a subject. The IEP describes specially designed instruction and accommodations for an individual student that is used to create access to grade-level standards and enable progress toward annual goals.

For School Year 2020-2021 ONLY:
‘N’ will be used in place of a failing grade (MP or MB).
‘NL’ will be used in cases where there is insufficient information to determine whether a student has met standards.
Parents/guardians may make the final decision about whether the student’s final passing grade remains on the existing scale (ME, MA, MT) or is updated to ‘MT’ (Meets standards).

*Parent Teacher Conferences:
November 5, 2020: 12:20pm-2:20pm and 4:00pm-6:30pm
March 4, 2021: 12:20pm-2:20pm and 4:00pm-6:30pm


Year-end Grading Policy

Dear PS 10 families-

The Chancellor has released his expectations for the city-wide grading policy, which you can read at the link below.

The quick version is that there are two grades:
Students receive final grades of either “Meets Standards” (MT) or “Needs Improvement” (N).

“MT” represents students who are on Grade level, meaning a ME, MA or MT (city-wide 3 or 4)
N” represents students who are below Grade level, meaning a MP or MB (city-wide 1 or 2)

While we are being flexible with work expectations and attendance, it is still expected that your child will work to PS 101 expectations, be present daily and submit quality work daily.  Hence if your child received (for example) an MA in Math on their March report card, we expect their Remote Learning work to be of the same quality.

You can read the complete grading policy here:
Update for Families-Grading Policy_April 28 2020
Translations available here

Stay Safe,