Wednesday , 16 August 2017
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Grading Scale Standardized Statewide; Affects 2015-16 Ninth Graders First

Students who begin ninth grade in the fall of 2015  will be graded on a 10-point scale, and their final  numerical grades will be listed on their transcript to clearly display performance levels. The State Board of Education approved the change this month at its October meeting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The 10-point scale will bring uniformity to all high school grading scales in North Carolina and address concerns about student competitiveness  with students from other states and how to handle students transferring between school districts while in high school.

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About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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