All North Carolina high school students will be graded on a 10-point scale starting next school year, a change State Board of Education members approved Thursday.
That means students will earn A’s if they score between 90 and 100. Currently, they’re graded on a 7-point scale.
State officials had previously decided in October to phase in the new 10-point scale with next year’s freshmen class. But Rebecca Garland, Deputy State Superintendent for the Department of Public Instruction, said that decision upset parents, students, teachers and superintendents.