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School District Introduces New Grading Scale

The new grading scale was approved on July 7

_Cheatham County School District

The Cheatham County School District will have a new grading scale beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.

The Cheatham County School Board, at its July 7 meeting, approved the school grading system to align with recent legislation passed by the Tennessee Legislature.

The new grading scale for students in grades 3-12 will be a 10-point scale, instead of a seven-point scale. Students in grades K-2 will continue to utilize a standards-based report card.

The new grading scale that was approved by the Tennessee Legislature specifically addresses grades 9-12. However, by also implementing the new scale in grades 3-8, it will allow for consistency for our families, so they know the expectations through their child’s education in the district.

According to the state legislation, the change aligns Tennessee’s high school grading scale with its colleges and universities, and high school students will be able to access more academic scholarships for college both in state and out of state.

Additionally, the change to the grading scale also puts Tennessee in line with the grading scales of the majority of the country.

The new grading scale is as follows:

• A: 90-100

• B: 80-89

• C: 70-79

• D: 60-69

• F: 0-59


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