10 Point Grading Scale Q & A
What is the 10 point grading scale?
The 10 point grading scale uses these grade assignments:
90 – 100: A
80 – 89: B
70 – 79: C
60 – 69: D
0 – 59: F
When does it take effect?
The 10 point grading scale begins with the fall semester of 2012-13
Will it be applied retroactively?
No. Only grades beginning with the fall semester of 2012-2013 will be calculated according to the new scale.
How will colleges and universities know that a change in the grading scale occurred beginning with the 2012-2013 school year?
Our high schools will include this information as part of the school profile that is sent along with every transcript.
Can we show the numeric grades on transcripts?
The electronic transcript specifications from the Virginia Department of Education do not contain a field for a numeric grade value. We can only submit letter grades.