Grading Scale

The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District employs a modified 10-point grading system as follows:

Elementary & Middle School Grading Scale (beginning 2016-2017)

A+ 97-100

A 94-96

A- 90-93

B+ 87-89

B 84-86

B- 80-83

C+ 78-79

C 76-77

C- 74-75

D+ 72-73

D 70-71

D- 69

F – Below 69

High School Grading Scale (beginning 2016-2017)

A+ 97-100

A 94-96

A- 90-93

B+ 87-89

B 84-86

B- 80-83

C+ 77-79

C 74-76

C- 70-73

D+ 68-69

D 66-67

D- 65

F – Below 65


*Please refer to the Student Handbook for the District’s comprehensive grading policy.

MAP Testing

SOCSD has adopted the Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) online testing program for grades K-8 that provides teachers and parents with valuable information about a child’s strengths and weaknesses, including a detailed plan to help guide  instruction in the classroom and at home.

A MAP Parent Toolkit is available to help assist the parents in understanding the child’s MAP data.  The document also provides the parent with information how to help the child move to the next level.


MKAS2 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment

The Literacy-Based Promotion Act requires 3rd grade students to take the MKAS2 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment to ensure they are reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. The 3rd Grade Summative Assessment is a multiple-choice test that will be given online via a computer or tablet in your child’s school. All 3rd grade public school students are required to take this assessment.

The assessment covers the Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards of reading for foundational skills, informational text, literature, and language.

This test is scheduled for the spring semester, and it  consists of 50 multiple choice questions.

Please click on the link below to view a flyer created by the Mississippi Department of Education that includes additional information about the 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment.

3rd Grade Reading

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