LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Data from Jefferson County Public Schools shows that a new grading scale appears to have increased the number of students getting A grades in classes.
The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/1OiRrGk) an analysis of middle and high schoolers’ report cards after the first grading period of the year showed that the number of A grades rose, while the number of C grades fell across content areas and school levels.
JCPS says the better grades are a reflection of changes made to the district’s grading system. Over the summer, the Jefferson County Board of Education approved a plan to change how schools grade students.
The A grade category was changed from 93 to 100 percent to 90 to 100 percent. The category that constitutes B, C and D grades changed similarly.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com
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