06/29/2010 // Texas, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Austin, Texas – A Texas judge has ruled in favor of a law that requires accurate grades to be reflected on student report cards. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, the judge upheld a law that says school districts could not impose policies for minimum grading requirements, after several students filed suit, citing the law only pertained to class assignments.
Sen. Jane Nelson, who introduced the 2009 measure, suggesting minimum grade requirements undermined accurate student performance assessments, is quoted in the report as stating of the recent court decision, “This ruling is a victory for Texas teachers, students and parents because now all grades – on class assignments and on report cards – will accurately reflect how well students have mastered their coursework… Knowing the truth about a student’s progress is important information for helping all children succeed in school.”
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