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Educators welcome discussion on new SC grading scale

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A proposal being discussed by the State Board of Education aims to change South Carolina's seven-point grading scale to a ten-point grading scale. 

If the proposal passes it would put south South Carolina in line with Georgia and North Carolina, which already use the ten point scale. 

Currently, a 93 to a 100 average equals a A in South Carolina. Under this new plan proposed by the state superintendent, a 90 would now be considered an A.

It would also mean that students who make a 60 average, would have a d instead of a failing grade. 

Laurens District High School principal Sonya Bryant said she is in favor of the proposal, and argues it will help level the playing field for South Carolina students trying to get into competitive colleges. 

"Our kids are talking about it," said Bryant. "They know this is out there, and they know this is a positive change for them. No one wants to be held to a different standard than those who are in the same competition with you."

The proposal will be discussed among state education officials this month, who hope to have the ten-point scale implemented by next school year.

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