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Local News
9:40 am
Fri October 3, 2014

NC High School Grading Scale To Get Easier Soon

The North Carolina Board of Education decides to move to a 10-point grading scale.
Credit Lisa Miller

It’ll soon be easier to get an A or B or even pass a class in North Carolina.  That’s because the state board of education has changed its grading scale. 

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Local News
9:59 am
Fri March 7, 2014

NC Board Lowers 'Pass' Score In Response To Reading Law Concerns

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North Carolina students will find it easier this year to pass the state’s standardized tests.  The state board of education decided yesterday to lower the score it would take to be deemed proficient. That means thousands of third-graders will no longer have to attend summer reading camps mandated by the new reading law.

WFAE’s Lisa Miller joins Morning Edition host Kevin Kniestedt in the studio. 

KK: Lisa, why did the state board decide to do this now?

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