TALBOT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
POLICY CODE- 9.28-AR
EASTON, MD 21601
RANK-IN-CLASS ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS - AR
I. Each student’s grade average will be computed in accordance with the guidelines provided below.
A. Courses may be repeated for the purpose of making up a failure or to become better prepared in a particular subject. The highest grade will be used for the purpose of calculating GPA. All courses will show on the transcript, but only the highest course grade will be used when calculating the GPA.
B. If a student’s record includes a course or courses marked in nontraditional fashion, e.g., pass/fail or no mark, the grade point average should be based on those courses with traditional marks only.
C. Grade Point Averages will not be included for students in ungraded special education classes.
D. Grades for specified courses will be weighted by a factor of 1.05 in accordance with Policy Code 9.11.
E. Credits earned in middle school will be factored in, in accordance with Policy Code 9.32.
F. Foreign Exchange Students will not be included in class rankings.
G. Student averages will be made available through the Talbot County Public Schools Computerized System.
II. Each student’s class rank will be determined as follows:
A. Grade Point Averages will be carried to three places to the right of the decimal point. Ties will be retained.
B. Class rank is to be determined by assigning the highest average a rank of number one (1); the second highest, the rank of number two (2), and so on. In cases where more than one student has the same average, all students with that average will be given the same rank. The next highest average will assume the next rank position.
RANK-IN-CLASS ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
C. Students will be ranked at the end of each grade. Ranks are available from the guidance counselor. Only those credits earned in high school will be used to determine graduation awards and honors.
III. Transfer Students
A. The grade average of transfer students from state-accredited schools will be computed by including all grades earned at the previous high school, with the exception of religion classes and drivers education.
B. The Talbot County Public Schools Computerized System will convert the alpha scale to numeric grades and averages based on the following conversion key:
A = 95%
B = 85%
C = 75%
D = 65%
F = 55%
C. Any weighted grades will be recalculated using the Talbot County weighting differential of 1.05.
D. Weighted credit will be applied only where an equivalent weighted course exists in Talbot County.