Changes to grading policy approved

The Wake County Board of Education voted at its May 6 meeting to update the district’s grading policy.

The new policy outlines a consistent process for reporting student progress in the classroom. It does not set a universal grading plan for the entire district. Rather, it directs each principal to develop a grading plan specific to their school. This allows principals to create grading plans that best support learning and teaching in their individual school communities.

In addition, teachers are formally directed to give timely feedback to students, provide clear explanation of their grading practices, and create grade recovery plans for failing students.