Fairgrade Petition for Virginia Beach City Schools

We, the parents of students enrolled in the Virginia Beach City Public school system, petition the Virginia Beach School Board and Dr. James G. Merrill, Superintendent, to revise the current grading policy and adopt a 10 point scale as follows: 90-100= A=4.0 80-89= B=3.0 70-79= C=2.0 60-69= D=1.0 59-below= 0 Provide 1.0 point weight for each AP/IB class We believe these changes are necessary for the following reasons: - Fairfax County and Loudoun County, in Northern Virginia, have recently adopted the 10 point scale and now have an advantage over our students in competing for college admissions, honors programs, and merit scholarships. -At risk students will have an increased chance for success which will encourage them to stay in school and potentially lower drop out rates.

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    moses burton, United States

    5 years ago Comments: more schools in the commonwealth should be standardised with a 10 point scale
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    Mrs. Kim C. Sanchez, United States

    5 years ago Comments: We need to get back to the basics of teaching vs.alternative styles with a more appropriate and fairer grading scale for our children let the so that they have the same advantages as in other states. Lowering the grading scale might increase self esteem rather than lowering it. At least the possibility woud exist to get an A on quizzes with just 1 wrong. If nowhere else at least for elementary and middle school- let the tougher scale exist for high school and beyond. Kids should be able to be kids and feel successful without responsibilities of adults prematurely. High school for 94 to be an A seems more appropriate.
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    Mrs. Kim C. Sanchez, United States

    5 years ago Comments: We need to get back to the basics of teaching vs.alternative styles with a more appropriate and fairer grading scale for our children let the so that they have the same advantages as in other states. Lowering the grading scale might increase self esteem rather than lowering it. At least the possibility woud exist to get an A on quizzes with just 1 wrong. If nowhere else at least for elementary and middle school- let the tougher scale exist for high school and beyond. Kids should be able to be kids and feel successful without responsibilities of adults prematurely. High school for 94 to be an A seems more appropriate.
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