New grading system in place for middle schools in Seminole County

News 6 at 5:00p
News 6 at 5:00p

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Seminole County teachers will be using a new formula to grade middle school students.

Middle school students will see grades similar to what many high schools use. Under the old system, if a student scored 100 percent on the first test and 0 on the second, they would have a 50 - F.

The new grading system is:

  • A: 3.5 to 4.0
  • B: 2.5-3.4
  • C: 1.5-2.4
  • D: .5-1.4
  • F: 0-.4

Seminole County schools used the quality point system in a pilot program last year and now all 12 schools are switching over.

"The reactions so far have been mixed," said Cheri Myers of Seminole County Public Schools. "They just have to get used to something different."

Markham Woods Middle School principal Byron Durias says parents started calling as soon as the changes were announced. He says the change prepares students for high school and beyond.

All 12 school principals have signed off on the new scoring method. Many colleges and universities also use the system.