HomeLocal News

School districts adopt 10-point grading scale

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Anna Shand reports: Grading looks different for Cleveland and Bradley County students this year as Tennessee public schools move to a 10-point grading scale. 

An ‘A’ is now a 90-100; ‘B’ is 80 – 89; ‘C’ is 70 – 79; and ‘D’ is 60- 69. Anything below that is a failing grade. Both Cleveland City Schools and Bradley County Schools have followed the state board of education’s model and adopted this policy change. 

Previously, grading scales meant getting a 92 was a ‘B.’ The letter grades then negatively impacted students’ grade point averages. Every state that borders Tennessee is on a 10-point scale.

The Tennessee State Board of Education (SBE) adopted this change in July ahead of the 2022-23 school year. 

BCS’ policy serves all students in the district. CCS’ policy serves students in 6-12th grades.