Legislature gives final OK to keeping schools on grade curve

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A bill heading to the governor will keep North Carolina public schools graded on a curve for two more years under the state’s new scoring system.

The Senate unanimously approved a House measure Thursday that keeps the 15-point scoring system between grades on the A-to-F scale that was used for the first time on new school report cards last year. The House passed it in March.

The law tells educators to switch to a tougher scale starting this year, but the bill going to Gov. Pat McCrory keeps the current scale through the 2015-16 school year. That means schools receive As if they score at least 85 out of 100 points and Fs if they score below 40.

Neither McCrory nor his office has expressed opposition to the bill.

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