Kentucky school district may alter grading scale to help students

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In Bullitt County, some B students soon could become A students — not based on improvements in their work, but rather because of a change in the grading scale.

The five-member Bullitt County Public Schools board will vote Monday on a proposal designed to make it easier for students to improve their grade-point averages, which school officials say would help students earn more scholarship money and improve their chances of getting into better colleges.

“If we can do anything to put our kids in a better situation ... let’s do it,” said secondary education director Robb Smith, who proposed the idea last month after meeting with the principals from the district’s three high schools and examining grading scales in nearby school districts.

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