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San Francisco School Board drops plan to give all students A’s for online courses

The San Francisco Board of Education Tuesday dropped plans to give all students A’s for online courses after learning that the practice is not legal under the state’s education code because teachers are required to determine a student’s grade.

District officials reporting on the grading policy recommended a credit/ no credit policy which the board unanimously adopted. Officials also told the board that they had learned that the state’s public university systems –  University of California and California State University – expressed signficant concern that giving all students A’s would not be an accurate assessment of student progress. The board decision will allow students who received a no credit grade to repeat the course for a credit grade before the next school year.