North Carolina State Board of Education Steps to Cope with COVID-19
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the North Carolina State Board of Education released a plan to assist with the fallout of COVID-19 including a policy to assist graduating seniors. Seniors are not required to have more than the 22 credits required by the state to graduate. Seniors will receive grade for fall and yearlong classes but students will only received pass/fail grades for spring classes. If a student was failing on March 13, he or she must be provided with remote learning opportunities to help him/her pass.
The State Board also makes it clear that students in grades K-5 and 6-11 will not necessarily be evaluated or graded the same way. A school will only evaluate or grade if the school meets certain conditions such as equitable access, consistent communication between the teacher and students, and evidence of student learning.