Local/Regional News
4:13 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Three Fayette Schools Try Out New Report Cards

Three Fayette County schools are saying goodbye to traditional reports cards. 

Tates Creek Middle and Elementary Schools and Dixie Magnet Elementary will be part of a pilot program that does away with the usual As, Bs, and Cs.

The new report cards will use a standards-based grading system that includes a scale from 1 to 8 indicating the level at which students mastered different areas of a curriculum. It will also rate students in areas such as academic honesty and meeting deadlines. Tates Creek Middle Principal Eric Thornsbury told the Lexington Herald-Leader he believes the new system will present a more complete picture of students.

School officials had to seek approval from their school's site-based decision-making councils and from the Fayette school board to go forward with the change.