The North Carolina General Assembly is considering changing the grading scale used in state public schools.
Right now, anything less than a 60-percent mark is a failing grade. The new scale would change that to anything less than 40 percent.
The new scale would be:
- A: 100 to 85 percent
- B: 84 to 70 percent
- C: 69 to 55 percent
- D: 54 to 40 percent
- F: Anything below 40 percent
School report cards from the 2017 school year have results for individual schools and counties. Wake County schools have just a 0.6 percent failure rate. Cumberland County has a 1.2 percent failure rate. Durham County has an 18 percent failure rate.