While granting local school authorities the ability to pick their grading policies, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal said they were to implement “do no harm” grading policies, preventing districts from giving failing grades for the term.
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In response to whether an elementary student is able to move on to the next grade in the fall, Quinn said, “We do not believe students who have missed some content or skills because of our current distance learning model should be required to repeat their grade. Only in rare occasions when the classroom teacher, building administrator, and parent all reach consensus that retention would be in the best interest of the child will we consider it. “