VALDOSTA -- The Valdosta Board of Education briefly discussed grading systems during its Monday work session.

Valdosta City School System Superintendent Sam Allen shared with board members a proposed policy addressing minimum passing scores and state-mandated final exams. He said it was based on one adopted by the State Board of Education on July 8, 2004.

The proposed policy states that 70 will be the minimum passing score for all subjects or courses taught in grades four through 12 in the Valdosta City School System. It also states that high school students must receive numeric grades for all credit courses.

The proposed policy states that End-of-Course Tests will be used as the final exam in all core subjects in grades nine through 12. This includes Algebra I, Geometry, United States History, Economics / Business / Free Enterprise, Biology, Physical Science, Ninth Grade Literature and Composition, and American Literature and Composition.

Adopted by the State Board of Education, the establishment of these tests was required by the A+ Education Reform Act of 2000. A student's numeric score on the End-of-Course Tests accounts for 15 percent of his or her final course grade.

Allen told board members the policy was a new one and a necessary update to the policy manual. The proposed policy will be considered during the board's May meeting.

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