Seattle high-schoolers can now get failing grades

Reply Sun 12 Oct, 2008 06:03 pm
Seattle high-schoolers can now get failing grades
Seattle Public Schools has changed its high-school grading policy to include E grades, a mark more commonly known as an F. In the past, students who did not pass a class earned an N, which did not affect their grade-point averages.

For the first time in seven years, Seattle public high-school students who do poorly can receive a failing grade on their report cards.

Since 2000, not a single student has received an E, a mark more commonly known as an F. High schools instead handed out N's for "no credit," which didn't affect a student's grade-point average and took much of the sting out of failure.

But the E is back " effective immediately.
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Reply Sun 12 Oct, 2008 08:28 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Interesting, I haven't heard of this before. My son is a freshman and has started out his year with a few F's. But we're also one county north.
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