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What are the policies on teachers withholding (not entering and putting a zero) as a grade for students who have missing assignm

Gilbert, AZ |
Filed under: Education law

The teacher refuses to add the grade to the gradebook until all assignments are turned in, yet refuses to provide the missing assignments? What can I do?

The test wasn't lost, but she has the actual score, and yet refuses to enter it.

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  1. Are you saying you lost the assignments. it seems reasonable that the teacher would provide a new worksheet. Ask again, or consider asking the Principal for guidance.

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  2. This is a question of school policy, not law. The teacher must act consistently with school and district rules and policies. Other than those limitations, s/he is free to act on her own judgment. The law will almost never interfere with the grading functions of teachers and professors.

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