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GPA: Weighing in on weighted grades

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Could extra-weighted grades for students who take Advanced Placement classes be eliminated?

That was the question Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor proposed to the Board of School Trustees at the previous meeting.

Currently, if a student receives an A in an AP class, that counts as five points toward their grade point average, whereas an A in any other course counts as just four points.

“We have created an unequal grading system,” O’Connor said.

A concern of O’Connor’s was rewarding students for taking AP classes but not for taking Honors or dual-credit courses. No action was taken at the last meeting, but the topic was much discussed.

Members of the public had their own opinion on The Post & Mail’s Facebook page.

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