A North Carolina bill would lower the threshold for 'F' grades in public schools by 20 points

Posted at 1:14 PM, Feb 27, 2019

A new bill proposed in the North Carolina General Assembly is proposing a 15-point grading scale, changing an F grade from a 59 percent to a 39 percent.

Under the proposed scale, these would be the new benchmarks for each letter grade:

A - 85-100

B - 70-85
C - 55-69
D - 40-54
F - 0-39

The bill also prohibits other designations related to performance measures from being added, including "plus" or "minus."

The North Carolina school system is currently on a traditional 10-point scale.

To read the bill in its entirety, click here.

If the bill passes, it would go into effect for the 2019-20 school year.