New Grading System for West Virginia Schools

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The State Board of Education approves a new grading system for West Virginia schools.

It's about grading schools, not students on an A through F scale, similar to the restaurant grading system used in many cities throughout the country.

The system would put increased focus on student and school performance.

Student sub-groups will also ensure all students are held accountable and schools are treated equally.

Wood County Superintendent Dr. Pat law says it's primarily the governor's initiative.

“Hopefully it's going to do as it's advertised, that schools that are struggling band together, pull together and really work hard to improve,” he says.

Law says time will tell how it works out.

The grading system doesn't take effect until fall 2015.

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