• Matt Esnayra

L.B.U.S.D Changes Grading Criteria for Students who are Sheltering at Home

In a letter, Long Beach Unified School District announced starting on April 23rd, "students will be responsible for assignments and participation" and change its grading criteria for students' who are sheltering at home

So, what's changed?:

The district is adopting what they call a "do no harm philosophy" in grading its 72,000 students who are learning at home due to disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Elementry students won't receive report cards for the 2nd semester

  • Middle school students in 6th to 8th grade will be graded Pass/Fail

  • High school students will be graded Credit/No Credit

  • Teachers will provide remote learning by both “synchronous” (students working or learning simultaneously) and “asynchronous” methods (students working or learning at different times, or at their own pace).

LBUSD also instituted new guidelines for daily learning:

  • Transitional kindergarten (TK) through kindergarten; one to 1.5 hours

  • Grades 1 to 5; three hours

  • Grades 6 to 12; one hour per period each day (Odd/Even Blocks, alternating days), for a total of three to four hours

Read the districts Expectations for Students:

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