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Area Catholic schools announce change in grading


Arkansas Catholic reports that Catholic schools in the Diocese of Little Rock are changing to the 10-point grading scale used in most other local schools. Previously, a score of 93 was necessary for an A. Scores of 69 percent or lower got an F. 

After reviewing grading scales from other dioceses, private and public schools in Arkansas, the diocesan board of education and the principals came to consensus that Diocese of Little Rock grading scale will change for the 2015-16 school year,” superintendent Vernell Bowen said.  “This in no way lowers the high standards of rigorous academics in the Catholic schools in the diocese. This change will put the students in the Catholic schools on the same scale as other private schools and the public schools in Arkansas.”

Bowen said change will have the biggest impact on high school students who are applying for Arkansas colleges and universities and for scholarships.

The new grading scale is:

* A: 90-100 percent 
  • B: 80-89 percent       
  • C: 70-79 percent        
  • D: 60-69 percent  
  • F: 59 percent

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