RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina General Assembly is considering changing the grading scale used to judge state public school performance.
This new scale applies to the grades schools receive based on performance. It would not change the scale used to grade students.
Right now, anything less than a 60-percent mark is a failing grade for the school itself. The new scale would change that to anything less than 40 percent.
The new scale would be:
- A: 100 to 85 percent
- B: 84 to 70 percent
- C: 69 to 55 percent
- D: 54 to 40 percent
- F: Anything below 40 percent
School report cards from the 2017 school year have results for individual schools and counties. Wake County schools have just a 0.6 percent fail rate. Cumberland County has 1.2 percent fail rate. Durham County has 18 percent failure rate.
Click here to see scores from the Department of Public Instruction.