Hanover County School Board OKs change to 10-point grading scale

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Hanover County School Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to change the grading format from a 7-point scale to 10-point scale.

Parents and advocates of the change have expressed concerns that the current grading scale is pushing their students behind neighboring counties. They clapped in celebration after school board members announced the measure had passed.

Currently, a 93 to 100 is an A. Under the proposed change, a 90 would be considered an A minus.

Some critics worry the change would lower the standards for the county, but others argue it’s just numbers that change, not the quality of the education.

While most of the state and nation are on the 10-point scale, some say Hanover County students are missing out on scholarships and other opportunities due to GPA requirements.

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