NC bill proposes changing school performance grading scale, sets 'F' at 39% or lower

Posted at 12:49 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 14:10:50-05

A new bill proposed in the North Carolina General Assembly is proposing a 15-point school performance grading scale, changing an F grade from a 59% to a 39%.

Under the proposed scale, these would be the new benchmarks for each letter grade for a public school's performance:

A - 85-100
B - 70-85
C - 55-69
D - 40-54
F - 0-39

The bill also prohibits other designations related to performance measures from being added, including "plus" or "minus."

The North Carolina school system is currently on a traditional 10-point scale.

The grading scale would not change the scale used for students, it would only affect the grade for school performance.

To read the bill in its entirety, click here.

If the bill passes, it would go into effect for the 2019-20 school year.