Grading Calculations/Report Cards/Transcripts Information
Grade Reports (also called Report Cards) are prepared four times each year at the end of each marking period. The reports are preceded by Progress Reports (sometimes called IPRs, for Interim Progress Report) and supplemented by other correspondence whenever we believe additional information should be shared with you.
You may obtain additional information any time, by consulting with individual teachers or with the student’s counselor, as well as by checking the student/parent portal, Home Access Center (HAC).
Current and cumulative credits appear on the marking period 2 (Semester 1) and marking period 4 (Semester 2) Report Cards only, as well as on Transcripts.
Grade point average (GPA) is determined by averaging the grade points of semester marks (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, F) in all ETHS courses carrying credit. Grade points are listed under Marking Symbols below. Honors marks are weighted by adding 0.5 point; advanced placement (AP) and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) marks are weighted by adding 1.0 point.
Marking Periods & Abbreviations
MP1 = First marking period
MP2 = Second marking period
MP3 = Third marking period
MP4 = Fourth marking period
EXM = Exam
SEM1 = Semester 1
SEM2 = Semester 2
TOTAL = Total Absences (all types)
COM = Comment Code (see key at bottom of Report Card to interpret code)
GPA = Grade Point Average
Marks & Symbols
Mark / Grade Point
AD Audit - Not for Credit
EE Erroneous Entry
LE Late Entrant
ME Medical or Excused
P Pass in Pass/Fail Course
PF Fail in Pass/Fail Course
Special Notes for School Year 2020-2021
CF - COVID Failure is a code in effect for School Year 2020-2021. It indicates that a student received a Failure during the COVID-19 pandemic during School Year 2020-2021, but will not be included in the calculation of the student’s GPA.
Special Notes for School Year 2019-2020
CI - COVID Incomplete is a code in effect for the Spring 2020 semester. It indicates that a student received an Incomplete during the COVID-19 pandemic for the Spring 2020 semester.
CP - COVID Pass is a code in effect for the Spring 2020 semester. It indicates that a student received a Pass during the COVID-19 pandemic for the Spring 2020 semester.
CW - COVID Waived is a code in effect for the Spring 2020 semester. The graduation requirement for this course was waived for graduating seniors, per Executive Order 2020-31 and ISBE’s corresponding Emergency Rules.