Grading Policy


Tarrant Intermediate School is a superior educational facility that provides a challenging curriculum for all students. Our standard curriculum for grades 3-6 include:

Reading--Reading Wonders

Math--Math Investigations

Science--StemScopes and AMSTI

Social Studies--Studies Weekly 


TIS uses STAR Reading & Math and Scantron Performance Series for grades 3-6. Students are tested for growth in the fall and spring. Teachers use STAR and Scantron scores to ascertain student abilities and levels of understanding. This is one of the factors teachers use with student placement and curriculum planning.

Grading Policy

Tarrant Intermediate School students receive a Standards Based Report Card. Standard Based Report Cards are based on the College and Career Ready Standards.  Students are evaluated on mastery or non-mastery of individual standards.  Non-mastered standards are re-taught until students master the standards at their highest demonstrated ability at the end of the 9 weeks/year.


Grades K-2

            E                     Excellence (above grade level) = 94-100% mastery

            S                     Satisfactory (on grade level)= 80-93% mastery

            P                     Progressing (partial mastery)= 70-79% mastery

            N                     Needs improvement (non-mastery)= 69 and below% mastery


Special Education Grading Standards - Students who are receiving special education services may be graded according to an individual educational plan.Teachers are encouraged to extend appropriate academic modifications or accommodations to students who may be eligible for such under provisions of state and federal law.