There were some interesting developments in the grading discussion at Tuesday's Wake County school board policy committee meeting.
As noted in today's article, staff presented this revised R&P that says extra credit "that is used to assess students’ mastery of the content standards may be used." Board members were a lot happier with this wording than a prior version that would have banned extra credit completely.
Board members expressed reservations about R&P wording that would prevent teachers from giving a zero when an assignment isn't handed in. They also weren't sure about setting 50 as the lowest score for an F in elementary and middle school and 63 as the basement for an F in high school.