Uniform grading policy; Department of Education to study impact in State. (SJ34)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; uniform grading in public schools; report.  Requests the Department of Education to study the impact of a uniform grading policy in the Commonwealth. In conducting its study, the Department shall (i) examine other states' uniform grading policies and their effects on the public school systems in those states, (ii) consider the implication of implementing a similar policy in the Commonwealth, and (iii) if such a policy is found to be desirable, consider and make recommendations on specific elements of such a policy, including (a) consistent numerical breaks for letter grades, (b) standards to define honors courses, (c) a methodology for appropriately weighting advanced and honors courses, and (d) a determination of courses and weightings to be used in the calculation of class rank. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101202D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
01/22/2010Assigned Rules sub: #1
02/12/2010Stricken at request of Patron in Rules