Education Committee Moves Forward With Weighted Grades

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You ace a harder class, you get a higher GPA. That's what Rockford schools are pushing to get back.

Tuesday night, Rockford’s Education Committee moves ahead with a new weighted grade system. Starting next year, all students in all grades who take an AP class will get an extra quality point. That means they'll get five points for an A, compared to four points in non AP classes. Some parents were concerned a change in weighted grades would throw class rank for a loop. But the committee thinks starting next year is a good compromise, and most students are excited.

"Us kids taking higher level classes, they are so much harder than all the other classes, and it's not fair to not be recognized for our achievements," Auburn junior Ashley Miller said.