Cincinnati Public Schools recently announced its fourth-quarter grading plan for K-12 students.
Teachers will issue grades of pass or incomplete for the last nine-week period of the 2019-2020 academic year. In mid-March, teachers and students transitioned to remote learning when Governor Mike DeWine issued a stay-at-home order to curb the spread of COVID-19.
A passing grade indicates students completed schoolwork, such as the enrichment packet or assignments posted in Schoology, an online platform for teachers and students. A grade of incomplete indicates students completed little or no schoolwork or the teacher could not reach the student via email or phone during the school closure.
Deputy Superintendent Tianay Amat said students will receive weekly feedback from teachers about their fourth quarter progress and assignments. The last day to submit schoolwork for the quarter is May 20.
At the high school level, students will not have to take final exams or assessments, said Amat.
Recently, CPS released a Remote Learning Plan offering resources for preschool, elementary, and high school students to continue learning while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We understand that these are challenging times for our families," Amat said. "CPS teachers and staff are thinking outside the box during this remote learning period to make sure students have what they need to successfully complete the school year."
On April 20, the district launched CPS TV, a community access channel with recorded online lessons from CPS teachers. "Some of our students do not have access to the internet or a computer, but may have cable TV in their home," Amat said. "We want to reach as many students as possible."
CPS TV is available on channel 15 for Spectrum subscribers and channel 804 for Cincinnati Bell subscribers.