Irvine Unified Grading Policy

Irvine Unified Grade Scale

Irvine Unified School District uses a standards-based grading system to assess student performance. The grading scale is as follows:

  • A (90-100%): Outstanding Performance
  • B (80-89%): Above Average Performance
  • C (70-79%): Average Performance
  • D (60-69%): Below Average Performance
  • F (0-59%): Failing

Additionally, the district uses a rubric to assess proficiency in various subjects, with the following descriptors:

  • 4: Exceeds Standards
  • 3: Meets Standards
  • 2: Approaching Standards
  • 1: Needs Support


To calculate the final grade, consider the following example:

AssignmentGrade (%)
Midterm Exam78
Final Exam88

Final Grade Calculation:

  1. Calculate the average percentage: [(85 + 78 + 92 + 88) / 4 = 85.75]
  2. Convert the average percentage to the letter grade: B

Grading Policy

  • Elementary School: Uses a standards-based report card assessing specific skills and knowledge.
  • Middle School: Grades are based on a combination of tests, projects, and class participation.
  • High School: Utilizes a cumulative grading system with weighted GPA for honors and AP courses.

Additional Policies:

  • Retake Policy: Students can retake assessments to improve their scores.
  • Late Work: Late assignments are accepted but may incur a penalty.
  • Extra Credit: Opportunities for extra credit are available to all students.


1. How are grades calculated in Irvine Unified?
Grades are calculated based on a combination of homework, tests, projects, and class participation. Each component is weighted differently depending on the course level.

2. Can students retake tests in Irvine Unified?
Yes, students can retake tests to improve their scores, following specific guidelines provided by their teachers.

3. How is late work handled?
Late assignments are accepted but may incur a penalty, which varies by teacher and assignment.

4. Are there opportunities for extra credit?
Yes, teachers may offer extra credit opportunities to all students.

5. How are honors and AP courses graded?
Honors and AP courses are graded on a weighted scale to reflect the increased difficulty level.

6. Where can I find more detailed information about Irvine Unified’s grading policy?
For more detailed information, please visit the Irvine Unified School District’s website.

7. How do I calculate my final grade?
Now that you understand Irvine Unified’s grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use Grade Calculator or Final Grade Calculator.

By understanding these policies, students and parents can better navigate the academic expectations and opportunities within the Irvine Unified School District.