Memphis leaders create student grading rules that apply across the district

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Published: August 26, 2019 12:57 PM CT
Laura Faith Kebede
Special to the Daily Memphian

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede is a distinguished journalist in residence at the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis. She leads the Institute’s Civil Wrongs project to write about historical cases of racial terror as a corps member for Report for America. You can follow her on Twitter @kebedefaith

The new rules mean tests will account for 40% of a high school student’s grade, classwork 35%, projects 10%, homework 10%, and class participation 5%. And it will be the same whether it’s an algebra class in Whitehaven or a biology class in Frayser.


Angela Whitelaw Shelby County Schools

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