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NYC DOE reveals a new grading system for the 2020-2021 school year

And an "F" is off the table.

By
Danielle Valente
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Now that NYC schools have been open for roughly one month, the DOE has made an update to its 2020-2021 grading policy. 

According to a press release, students are going to be assessed based on their performance and progress. These grades will reflect a child's understanding of the subject matter at a specific time. Essentially, this means that there will be changes to the norm, much like what happened during the spring 2020 semester. 

Here's what each grade can expect, according to the NYC DOE: 

3K & Pre-K: No change because students do not receive report cards or grades.

K – 5th: Schools select their grading scales for marking period and final grades. Students will receive grades of “needs improvement” (N) in place of failing grades. Parents/guardians may choose to have any passing grade updated to a passing grade of “meets standards” (MT).

6th – 8th: Schools select their grading scales for marking period and final grades. Students will receive grades of “course in progress” (NX) in place of failing grades. Parents/guardians may choose to have any passing grade updated to “pass” (P). Grades of “P” will not be factored into students’ GPAs.

9th – 12th: Schools select their grading scales for marking period and final grades. Students will receive grades of “course in progress” (NX) in place of failing grades. Parents/guardians may choose to have any passing grade updated to a passing grade of “credit” (CR). Grades of “CR” will not be factored into students’ GPAs.

Be sure to stay up to date on the latest happenings: Download the 2020-2021 school calendar, have a look at our go-to online classes for extra homework help and consider the free virtual tutoring from the NYPL—a game changer, really. 

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