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Minooka High considers new 10-point grading scale

Published: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 4:49 p.m. CDT

MINOOKA, Ill. — Minooka High School Dist. 111 Superintendent Jim Colyott said that research of 31 neighboring school districts found that 28 use various forms of a 10-point grading scale the district is considering.

An electronic survey will be available to district families, stakeholders and the three feeder school districts for their input about changing from the current seven-point scale.

It can also be accessed through the district’s website.

Public forums will then be held to share the information, Colyott said.

“Anyone in the community can stop in and provide us with their thoughts,” he said.  “I am excited about the opportunity to hear from the community about the possibility of changing the scale we have had for so long.”

Once all the data and comments have been gathered, a committee will consider a proposal before it goes to the board of education.

“All of this should take place by our first meeting in April,” said Colyott. “So the timing will be effective for next year.”

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