Grading Policy

Grading Policy

Dear TUSD Families,

I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy. As week two of our Distance Learning Plan wraps up, we are thrilled to see students engaged in their lessons and that they are staying connected to their teachers, classmates, and school community. I was invited into a few classes this week and thoroughly enjoyed each lesson and interaction with the students.

In a collaborative effort among TUSD administrators, Torrance Teachers Association, teachers, parents (our District Communication Committee-DCC) and students, the grading plan (click here) was developed to identify a framework and policy to guide the issuance of report card grades for students during the final grading term of the 2019-2020 school year.

It is the intent of this policy to create a plan for reporting grades in alignment with the California Department of Education’s announced “no harm” grading policy while school closures remain in effect.

More information will be shared with parents directly from your student’s school site and individual teacher(s). High school students are strongly encouraged to contact their school counselor for assistance before deciding between receiving a letter grade or the pass/no pass option. Please feel free to reach out to your student’s teacher and school administrators with questions and clarifications. We are all here to help!

*Spanish Translation of Grading Policy


Kati Krumpe Ed.D.
Chief Academic Officer
Torrance Unified School District