SUPERIOR, WI -- The Superior School District has made grading changes with all of the new COVID-19 restrictions.
Kindergarten through 5th graders will get an overall grade for each content area, instead of grades on specific standards and skills.
Middle and high schooler students will still receive a letter grade for the period impacted by the pandemic but it will only be an A, B, or C.
If students have been experiencing challenges or barriers with their at-home learning district officials say teachers may use a "COVID pass" or "no pass" if needed.
Crystal Hintzman, Superior Schools' Director of Curriculum Instruction said it's important to have a structure for students who performed well and need that passing grade.
The changes also allow students who may have struggled through distance learning to not be overly penalized for it.
"We felt pretty strongly that we needed to continue some structure of our letter grade system and not just jump to a pass/fail situation, we wanted to provide something that would support our students who continue to do well on their classes and they need that letter on a transcript," added Hintzman.
Hintzman said she expects the "COVID no pass" option to be used for students who teachers believe didn't try.