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Change DHS grading scale

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Change DHS grading scale to 1) have an A- constitute a 90-92 2) allow rounding to the nearest whole number (ex: 92.56 becomes a 93) 

Following changes to the Dexter High School grading scale initiated this year, an A- now accounts for any score from 90-93.99. It also prohibits rounding to whole numbers, but instead to the nearest hundredth. This means a student receiving a 93.994% in a class will be given a 93.99 and thus an A-. The vast majority of U.S high schools recognize a 90-92 as an A- and above that an A. This scale also follows a logical inconsistency with the rest of the DHS grading scale: B-, C-, D- are all 80-82, 70-72, 60-62 respectively. We understand that this change occurred in part due to individual teachers' manipulation of student grades. The solution is a school wide policy of automatic rounding to the nearest whole percentage and a consistent grading scale. 

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