Dexter Leader: Dexter school board approves weighted grades for advanced courses
The Dexter school board voted on Monday in favor of switching to a weighted grading system for certain academically rigorous courses.
Principal Kit Moran told the Leader the 0.33 increase to AP and IB classes was a way for the district to ease into the change. Dexter Community Schools administrators now will work on developing a protocol for deciding whether honors and world language courses will be included. The protocol will be in place by May 13, 2013, the Leader article said.
Chelsea and Saline high schools operate on a true 5.0-scale, awarding students a full 1.0 honor point for advanced classes, while Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor also weight grades at 0.33 higher in their more academically challenging courses.
Read the complete report from the Dexter Leader here.