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May 14, 2014

MVTHS may change grading

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“One could presume that several decades ago the district believed raising the grade scale would be seen as a sign of raising the level of academic rigor,” Olson said in the statement. “Regardless, we now operate in an educational environment where we have multiple measures of student learning.”

The current MVTHS grade scale is: A = 92-100, B = 83-91, C = 74-82, D = 65-73, and E = 64 and below.

The traditional scale is: A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, E = 59 and below.

Superintendent Michael Smith said changing the grade scale should have a positive effect.

“We’re really excited to present that to the board,” Smith said. “(It’s) a more standardized grading scale.”

The grading scale change will have to be approved by the full MVTHS Board of Education before it goes into effect. The next school board meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday.

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