Omaha education officials change grading scale again

Omaha education officials change grading scale again
Posted at 2:57 PM, Jun 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-17 15:57:58-04

Omaha teachers and administrators have tweaked the oft-criticized grading system once again to make sure grades convey what students know and the level of effort they've put into schoolwork.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that the latest changes will require students to earn a higher score to receive an A. But it could also make it easier to receive a failing grade.

The four-point grading scale was first introduced in 2010 and has since been reworked several times.

The standards-based system is supposed to help teachers assign trades that more accurately reflect whether students have understood the material taught in class. Emphasis is placed more on tests and large projects, and less on homework and behavior.

The updated scale will be adopted across Omaha Public Schools for the 2017-2018 year.