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LPSS provides guidance on student grades and grade placement for K-11

Posted at 4:32 PM, May 01, 2020

The Lafayette Parish School System has announced information regarding student grades and grade placement for students in grades K-11.

Elementary, Middle, and High School Students:

Information for students in grades K-11 is provided via a document describing what is required of students.

LPSS asks that as parents and students review the information, they remain in contact with teachers, counselors, and school leaders.

For elementary and middle school students, LPSS says that a variety of data will be reviewed in making promotion/retention decisions.

“We have established an initial standard for proficiency that starts with the grades earned. If students are not deemed proficient at that initial level, schools will review additional pieces of data related to student performance to make a determination if the student is ready for next grade level learning,” said Chief Academic Officer Dr. Mark Rabalais.

For high school students, as well as any middle school student attempting to earn a high school credit, course/grade recovery options are available and students are urged to remain in contact with teachers to complete work in an effort to improve failing grades.

“Schools’ staff and teachers have started to review grades to identify those students in jeopardy of failing a course. High schools are providing virtual, as well as paper-based options, for credit/grade recovery depending on the needs of each student,” states Superintendent Irma Trosclair.

Families with questions about their child’s grades or promotional standing should email their teacher or school counselor. Email addresses can be found on each school’s website or by using the link School Directories,

“We remain mindful that this situation is beyond the control of our students. Moving forward, we plan to provide academic recovery opportunities in the form of a virtual summer school or a face-to-face summer school option. We recognize there may be learning gaps for students, and we will have intentional remediation and academic recovery built into our teaching cycle when students return in the fall,” says Superintendent Trosclair.

LPSS will continue to provide optional learning opportunities until May 15. Although optional, it’s important that families continue to participate in these learning activities to support continued learning so that students are better prepared when we return to school.

The grading document can be viewed below:

Senior Students:
High school seniors and graduating juniors are reminded of guidance that was previously shared. See Senior Guidance,

You can read more guidance from LPSS at the link below.

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