Minooka High to take look at grading system
By Kris Stadalsky Correspondent January 21, 2013 10:48AM
Updated: February 28, 2013 6:18AM
The Minooka High School Board agreed to take a thorough look at the grading scale.
Residents have spoken with board members individually and the board as a whole about the district’s seven-point grading scale, which some believe puts students at a disadvantage when applying for college.
A check of surrounding high schools a year ago when the issue began getting full board recognition found that some use the typical 10-point college grading scale. Others vary between the seven- and 10-point scales.
Before making a shift in the grading scale, the board will seek the input of district residents through a series of public forums. The forums will not only include Minooka Community High School families, but Minooka, Channahon and Troy junior high schools, which feed into the high school district.
Faculty members, staff and administrators from all the schools will be asked for input, as will Minooka students themselves.
Area colleges will also be looked at, Superintendent Jim Colyott said.
Board President Chris Kobe said she is thankful to be moving forward with the issue.
“As a board member I have been asking about it,” she said.
“Very large efforts are going into this,” Colyott said. “I am very excited to see the results, what our constituents and our community wants.”
If a change is warranted, it will likely be adopted by the start of the 2013 school year, said Colyott.