New grading scale proposed

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A proposed law that made its way through the state Senate Education Committee Thursday would create a five-point scale for students taking advanced placement and international baccalaureate courses to be graded on.

The new scale would be used to calculate which students are eligible for the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, or TOPS, the state’s popular, merit-based college scholarship program.

Under Senate Bill 202 sponsored by Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, an A grade would equal five points with each successive grade garnering one less point with the exception of an F grade which would be worth zero points.