Louisiana State U Eyes Grading Change

Friday, January 20, 2012

LSU may soon switch to a new student grading system that awards different scores for “plus and minus” letter grades in classes.

On a 4.0 grade-point average scale, an “A–” would mean a 3.7 and a “B+” would score a 3.3 in the proposed change.

A standard “A” or “B” grade would still correlate with a 4.0 or 3.0, respectively. Currently at LSU, a “B+” and a “B–” both result in a 3.0 score.

The LSU Faculty Senate is set to vote on the potential change Thursday.

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