This year was my first foray into giving official percentage grades for report cards. I'm wondering how other schools do it. Do you discuss as a grade level what kind of assessments you are using and what is going to count as an actual grade? Or even what's considered mastery of a skill? I ask because we didn't do that at all. We just kind of all did our own thing. Now I'm teaching summer school and some of the kids these other teachers are retaining because of grades (one had a 68% average in lang arts) I'm finding are really higher academically than what others considered passing. I know grading is subjective, but do other schools coordinate this better? I just don't think it's fair for the kids to be graded on such different scales.