By Lora Thomas
The new “Z” that was recently added to the gradebook has made a huge impact on East High school students. The students were wondering what the new “Z” is for and why it was added to the gradebook. Registrar Mr. Crandall said that the new “Z” was put into the gradebook to inform teachers that the students currently has a grade that falls below a 49%. But the school policy says we do not give any students a grade below 49% on a grade quarter.
The new “Z” also gives students a chance to get a passing grade in other quarters and maybe even allowing overall passing grades on the course. With the letter “Z” it will also work as a flag for administrators of the building when viewing and verifying grades at the end of each quarter. The admin staff will now see that when the grade “Z” that this will let them know that they need to make adjustments to the students grade so that it does not fall between a 0-49%. With this being said the district is hoping that with the new Z grade in place that when teachers go to look at grades that the students will be less likely be overlooked with failing grade below 50%.