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The Bethlehem Area School District is piloting an alternative report card in 6th and 9th grade Science and Social Studies classes. This alternative report card represents our primary aim: to improve our communication about student achievement towards learning goals with you. As you review, please notice there are now multiple grades assigned within each course. In addition to your student’s achievement grade, there is a grade for responsibility and another grade for classroom engagement (we call these Academic Support Factors).  By offering separate grades  in this way, you are provided a more accurate and comprehensive picture of what your student is accomplishing in school– and more specific direction to make improvements if needed. 

With the goal of improving our communication to parents about student’s progress toward learning goals, we hope you find this additional detail helpful. Throughout the school year, we will gather stakeholder feedback and evaluate the progress of this alternative reporting structure. 

If you are interested in learning more about this alternative report card and BASD’s overall effort to improve assessment and grading, please join us for our BASD Parent Academy on Zoom. To register please click on the link:

To register, please click here: November 17th at 7PM 

To register, please click here: November 18th at 12PM

If you are unable to attend, please click here for a letter sent home with report cards that provides more information.