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May 8, 2014

Wake County school board to discuss grade recovery plan

The Wake County school board is scheduled to review draft guidelines Thursday, May 8, for how schools will implement the new grade recovery plan that was adopted into policy this week.

How will Wake County schools develop a “grade recovery plan” to help student at risk of failure?

The first step will take place at today’s school board student achievement committee meeting when school administrators are scheduled to present the guidelines, or R&P, for implementing the district’s new grading policy. The R&P has been more controversial than the policy over the past few years as prior draft guidelines from staff had proposed things like making 50 the minimum score for work not handed in.

Instead of banning zeros as some want, the policy adopted by the school board on Tuesday says schools must develop plans to help students recover from poor grades.

The committee will also discuss the Standard 6 score that K-2 teachers will begin receiving this year for the state’s teacher evaluation tool. The state will be assessing teachers in those grade levels based on the academic growth of their students on different tests.

The committee will also go over the results of the WAKE Up and Read book drive in which 66,242 books were collected in March. Most of those books will be given to families of low-income Wake County students who don’t have many books to read at home.

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