How will grades be converted for GPA?

The GPA scale for Nampa School District is the same as any other Idaho district; grades from other schools will transfer to our system and our grades will transfer out. A GPA looks exactly the same in a traditional grading system and a standards-based system. 

 

For transcript purposes, high schools will convert their standards-based grades to a traditional grading system as follows:

1. Grades will be converted to A, B, C, D or F at the end of each semester for High School classes only. Student GPA will be calculated based on letter grades for courses which is consistent with how GPA is calculated normally. Course GPA will be calculated using the following conversion: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, and F=0
 
2. The Learning Management System will output a student’s raw score based on their performance in the essential standards for the class. The raw score is an average of student overall performance on reported standards. This raw score can be used to determine a student’s letter grade in a course by using the conversion chart below. These numbers are not GPA calculations.
Grade Conversion Chart

 

3. The letter grade indicates the following:
  • An A means the student has completed proficient or advanced work on all course essential standards.
  • A B means the student has completed proficient work on almost all course essential standards.
  • A C means the student has completed proficient work on most of the essential standards and is progressing on standards and is not at significant risk of failing the next course in the sequence. The student can continue to the next course.
  • A D means the student is approaching proficient work on a majority of the course essential standards but is missing some important objectives and is at significant risk of failing the next course in the sequence.
  • An F means the student has not shown growth on a majority of the course essential standards and should not advance to the next course in the sequence.
 
4. Credit will be granted for grades D and above with appropriate GPA points attached to those grades.
 
5. Middle school students taking high school-level courses will have their grades converted to a traditional letter grade using the above criteria for their high school transcript.
 
6. Transfer students, including students taking classes from IDLA, will receive NSD credit for grades as they were recorded by the sending school. High school counselors will review incoming transcripts