Waynesboro Considering Change to Grading Scale

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- The Waynesboro City School Board is looking at changing the way its students are graded.

The board has a committee looking into grading with a ten point scale,meaning a grade from 90 to 100 would be an A.

The main reason for the change would be to keep students grades in line with other area schools.

Currently, Waynesboro is using a six point grading scale, meaning a 94 to 100 is an A, while many of the other are school districts are already on the ten point scale.

Parents are concerned that their students' grades would look worse than students from other schools when they apply for college.

"A 'B' is going to affect a child's grade point average much differently than an "A" would. We have had a lot of parents who have expressed concerns to us that the grading scale is actually harming their students in competing district wide with other students," said Linda Jones, a member of the school board.

The committee is expected to report back with their recommendations at next month's school board meeting.

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