San Diego Unified changes school grading practices with aim to be more equitable

By: | October 16, 2020

The San Diego Unified School District is eliminating non-academic factors such as student behavior from academic grades following the school board’s unanimous vote to overhaul the district’s grading practices.

The changes are partly intended to address racial and other disparities in current grading practices, officials said.

District data have shown that Black, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander high school students are significantly more likely to be given D and F grades.

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