Grade Appeal Process

The policy that controls grade change requests is AP 5121.3. Visit the pgcps website to read it prior to submitting your request. Grade change appeals will only be heard if they are an averaging or grade entry error, allegation that factors other than those established at the beginning of the year were used to determine the grade, or an allegation of personal teacher bias
Evidence of the allegation must be attached the form. Evidence that will be considered includes but is not limited to emails,  pictures of student work, and returned student work with grades.
The first layer appeal is the classroom teacher. The form, therefore, must be submitted to the teacher (through email), placing the Grade level Administrator and Principal’s email addresses in the copy (cc) line. If the teacher agrees to the request, they will respond accordingly on the “teacher response” line on the “Grade Appeal Response” section of the form responding to the parent ccing the the Principal and grade level administrator. They will also complete PS-140 “Grade Change Request” form and present it to the principal for signature.
If the teacher is not in agreement of the grade change, he/ she will provide information explaining their stance on the “teacher response” lines. The SIT Committee will convene regarding the appeal request and rule regarding Their findings either in favor of the grade change or against it based on their investigation and analysis of the submitted student evidence and teacher response. Findings regarding the investigation and the nature of the ruling will be communicated to the teacher, student and family. If a grade change is predicated based on the ruling, a PS-140 will be presented to the teacher for signature. The teacher still has the right to not support the recommendation for grade change but their decision will not supercede the conclusion drawn by the SIT Committee.
In accordance with the policy, all grade change requests must be received by the teacher and administration no later than five days after the formal release of report cards. Any request for appeal past this deadline will be addressed only if extenuating circumstances are presented to the Principal.
REQUESTS FOR GRADE APPEALS RECEIVED AFTER CLOSE OF BUSINESS MONDAY, APRIL 24TH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. SENIORS MUST SUBMIT GRADE APPEALS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!!
Link for grade appeal reporting form:
https://docs.google.com/a/pgcps.org/forms/d/1MYaYNRJ-ITXd3YUnZCP1-Ekyqinzq_Ac7Pzj7CTrWxk/edit?usp=sharing