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School Board sees presentation about 10-point grading scale

At Monday night’s meeting, the Fredericksburg School Board saw a presentation about shifting to a 10-point grading scale.

Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline and Stafford all have some versions of a 10-point grading scale.

An example of the scale would be:

90-100 = A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69=D, 0-59=F

Currently the schools use the following grading scales:

Hugh Mercer: S= 87-100, P=72-86, N=71 and below

Lafayette: A=90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=60-69, F=0-59

Walker-Grant and James Monroe: 94-100=A, 87-93=B, 78-86=C, 70-77=D, 0-69=F

The principal of James Monroe High School, John B. Gordon III asked the school board to make a decision by Feb. 15, so that if they do decide to make it a 10-point grading scale, that it can be implemented in time for next school year.

After the meeting, he said he is indifferent about whether the school board elects to do it, he just wants to make sure the grades are reflected accurately.

The board is expected to make a decision at the next meeting, which is on Feb.4. After that decision is made, the board and staff will decide how to assign values to each grade (for example, A+, A-, etc.) and the GPA weight for each grade.

Look for more information in the next few days in the FLS.

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