RALEIGH, N.C. — Editor's Note: This new scale applies to the grades schools receive based on performance. It would not change the scale used to grade students.
The North Carolina General Assembly is considering a bill that would adjust the grading scale used to grade state public schools.
House Bill 145, which promotes a 15-point grading scale, passed its first reading in the House on Monday and has been referred to the Committee on Education K-12.
The proposed bill would mean higher grades for lower scores by changing the grading scale as follows:
- A: 100 to 85 percent
- B: 84 to 70 percent
- C: 69 to 55 percent
- D: 54 to 40 percent
- F: Anything below 40 percent
The old scale was a 10 point scale, meaning schools would need to score a 90 for an A, 80 for a B, etc. If passed, the new grading scale would go into effect for the 2019-20 school year.
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