North Carolina’s high schools will move to a 10-point grading scale in 2015-16, going into effect with next year's freshmen.
The State Board of Education approved the change on Thursday, moving away from the 7-point scale that has long been in place.
The 7-point scale means that a score between 93 and 100 is an A, 85-92 is a B, and so on.
Under the new scale, an A will be 90 to 100, and an 80 will be the lowest B. Scores below 60 will be considered failing.