Grading Scales

Homeschoolers in South Carolina are free to use any grading scale. You can use one of these common grading scales, or you can make up your own. Make sure you clearly show the grading scale on your progress report.

Traditional Lower Elementary Scale: 

E = Excellent, S = Satisfactory, N = Needs Improvement.


P = Pass, F=Fail

Traditional Grades: 

A, B, C, D, F

Percentage Grades:

A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 0-59

Proficiency Grading Scale  

ScaleLevel of MasteryGrade LevelKid Terms
4AdvancedAboveI did more than was expected of me
3ProficientAt grade levelI did what was expected
2BasicApproachingI didn’t do much of what was expected
1Below BasicBelowI didn’t even try
See this link for more information. This is also called Standards-based grading.

High School Grading Scales

If you are creating a high school transcript for college or transfer to a school, you will need to use the South Carolina

Percentage Grades (after August 2016)

A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 0-59

Before August 2016: A = 93-100, B = 85-92, C = 77-84, D = 70-76, F = 0-69