Elementary

Academic Progress

Students in Kindergarten through grade 6 are promoted to the next grade based on their final grades and the teacher’s recommendation. Standardized achievement tests are administered annually to illustrate student progress compared to other students in the age group; these scores do not determine whether or not a student is promoted to the next grade. IAS issues quarterly progress reports to ensure that parents are aware of their elementary student’s achievements.

 

Grades for Kindergarten Students

Students will receive report cards showing what progress they have made toward reaching the goals for Kindergarten. Report cards are issued four times during the year. Each goal is listed and the following symbols used to tell you how your child is progressing:

E – Exceeds expectations
M – Meets expectations
H – Has not met expectations
N – Not introduced yet

 

Grades for Students in Grades 1 – 6

IAS operates on a semester system, with the first semester beginning in August and the second semester beginning in January. Report cards are issued four times a year. Each grading period is called a quarter. The final grade for the year is the average of the four quarters. The following grading scale is used for students in grades 1 – 6:

A: 100 – 92 (Excellent work)
B: 91 – 83 (Good work)
C: 82 – 74 (Meets expectations)
D: 73 – 65 (Does not meet expectations but does pass the course)
F: 64 and less (Failure – does not receive credit for the course)

Art, music and P.E. use the following grading scale:

E – Exceeds expectations
M – Meets expectations
N – Needs to improve

 

Criteria for Repeating a Grade

  • Kindergarten: Unsatisfactory progress in appropriate social interactions and in basic literacy skills.
  • First and Second Grade: Unsatisfactory progress in reading or failure of two major subjects (such as math, English, reading, social studies, or science).
  • Third through Sixth Grade: Failure of two major subjects (such as math, English, reading, social studies, or science).