NC lawmakers consider bill that would change grading scale

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The North Carolina General Assembly announced this week that they're considering a bill that would adjust the grading scale used to grade state public schools. 

The proposed bill, House Bill 145, promotes a 15-point grading scale, and passed its first reading in the House on Monday, Feb. 25. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Education K-12. 

House Bill 145 would mean high grades for lower scores by changing the grading scale: 

  • 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 

This new scale applies to the grades schools receive based on performance. It would not change the scale used to grade students. The old scale was a 10-point scale. students who scored a 90 would receive an A, 80, a B, and so on.

If House Bill 146 passes, this new grading scale would go into effect for the 2019-2020 school year. For more on this bill, please click here.