NC Board of Education approves grading guidance for schools during pandemic

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina State Board of Education has approved further grading guidance for school districts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The board received a lot of input from people across the state, including students.

Under the recommendations, no students would receive a failing grade for the spring semester. Many students would also be able to determine if they wanted their numerical grade to count, or if they wanted the class to be judged as pass/withdrawal.

The NCDPI recommendations are not official unless approved by the North Carolina Board of Education.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Elsa Gillis breaks down the new guidance from the board.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said we can also expect an update Friday.