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