Hosford Grading Practices

  • Hosford grades using proficiency marks to reflect students' skills and content mastery.

    HP = highly proficient 

    PR = proficient

    CP = close to proficient (not a satisfactory grade)

    DP = developing proficiency 


    Dear Hosford Families:
    At Hosford, we know that learners progress at different rates, and we believe it is important to recognize both academic excellence, and progress towards academic excellence. This year, students are recognized quarterly for their grades (Highly Proficient and Proficient) as well as their effort (the Student Responsibilities comments that you will see on report cards.). Students can receive commendation in either or both of these categories.
    Students will receive Principal's List commendation for 4 or more HPs (with no grades below PR), and Honor Roll commendation for all grades at PR or better.

    Students will receive effort Principal's List commendation for 5 or more "consistently" marks (see below); students with 4 "consistently" marks will receive Honor Roll commendation.

    More info about effort comments follows below:

    We use effort comments to reflect the work habits and level of responsibility students are demonstrating in the classroom. These are linked to a rubric that teachers have discussed with students, and which is posted in classrooms. Students are assessed from 1-4 (1 = rarely, 2 = sometimes, 3 = often, 4 = consistently) on the skills of 
    following directions
    using class time effectively and asking questions to learn
    attempting best quality on all assignments, projects, and activities
    turning in completed work on time.
    Paired with grades, work habit comments help to inform a more full understanding of student success. Our goal is for all of our students to continuously develop both their academic skills and their ability to apply good work habits that will serve them in high school and beyond. 
    Thank you for supporting your student to develop good work habits (practicing consistently, giving their best, trying and re-trying, taking academic risks). We appreciate your partnership.

    Kristyn Westphal

    Hosford Student Responsibilities