This is a link to a professor, Steven Dutch, at the University of Wisconsin. I felt compelled to give him credit for his comments, they are not my own. Some of his comments are not applicable to high school but with nearly 25 years of experience I share similar beliefs. I felt that I should share them with you.
Updated 2020, GRADE POLICIES ARE CONSTANTLY BEING TWEEKED, PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST SYLLABUS. Distant Learning during Covid -19 will have its own unique and applicable grading policies, TBA
Grading & Assessment Webcast Part 1
Updated 2020: Some minor changes have been implemented for instance in situations where grades are equal or distributed equally I have used exam scores to make the final decision. Should the student not agree with that decision then retakes are offered so that the student has control over there final grade(s). GRADE POLICIES ARE CONSTANTLY BEING TWEEKED, PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST UPDATES