The Instructional Grading and Reporting Procedures were developed in 1995 after many years of research and discussion by educators, parents, and students. These procedures are in accordance with best practice, EIA (Legal and Local), and the Texas Education Code 28.0216. These procedures provide consistency in grading practice in order to best meet the needs of students and provide assistance to the instructional staff. These procedures provide: 1. A tool which will foster consistency among teachers, disciplines and schools as students progress through the CCISD educational program. 2. A reference which will encourage a better understanding of grading, assessment, reporting and promotion for teachers, parents and students. 3. A description of the District’s grading system and philosophy.