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House calls for uniform grading

March 9, 2004

Albany- The House has passed legislation that urges the State Board of Education to study and develop a uniform grading system for Georgia's K through 12 public education system.

"I think that it will help across the state and bring equity to all our students graduating and give them an equal chance for the HOPE scholarship which I think is real important," Ted Horton, Dougherty County School System Executive Director.

Currently, there are 26 different grading scales used by Georgia's high schools, and no numeric standard for the letter grade "B" an average entering freshman must have to be eligible for HOPE.

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