The board narrowed down several ideas, like marking credit or no credit, keeping the letter grade as of March 10 only with an option to improve, or letting schools and teachers decide what to do.
“After looking at several options, we determined the 'A or Incomplete' policy is the best option to make sure the extended school building closure doesn’t harm any of our students, particularly those furthest from educational justice,” said Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau.
The San Francisco school board abandoned a plan to give students automatic A’s on their transcripts this semester, instead adopting a credit/no credit grading policy on Tuesday evening...When you outdo San Francisco in insanity, you might want to reconsider your actions.
The policy aligns with grading policies recommended by state universities to address the sudden switch to distance learning following coronavirus school closures in mid-March...
School board members initially supported giving all students straight A’s two weeks ago, saying it was unfair to hold them responsible for the difficulties related the learning during the pandemic, with many students not having access to computers or online coursework.