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SB 0364 - Educational Programs; use of standards base grading in grades 4 through 12; prohibit

Tracking Level: Undecided
Sponsor: Ligon, Jr.,William 3rd
Last Action: 3/7/2012 - Senate Third Read Lost
Senate Committee: ED&Y

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

SB 364, Ligon – 3

Bans use of standards based grading in grades 4-12, which is giving a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade. Schools would be required to give either an A-F or a numeric grade.  SBOE cannot waive this prohibition.  Effective in the 2012-2013 school year.  The sponsor is irritated that some kids do not get higher grades for mastering the academic curriculum early. 

Short Note: FAILED in Senate

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