Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing the Secondary School Transcript [8 VAC 20 ‑ 160]
Action Comprehensive Revisions to the Regulations Governing Secondary School Transcripts
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 11/12/2021
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10/16/21  7:42 pm
Commenter: Matthew Savage

Advanced Course Weighting

I'm concerned with some of the proposed changes to 8VAC20-160-50 "Weight of advanced-level courses," specifically, striking the word "shall" with "may." By removing the requirement that school divisions include weighted grading for IB/AP courses, there would be inconsistencies between the grade point averages of students achieving the same grades in the same courses, but who merely live in different school districts. I don't understand the intention of the Board with this change, but I support the rest of the revisions.

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