Grading discrepancy resolved, reports cards being sent out

Published 11:48 am Monday, February 4, 2019

The discrepancy in the grading system that North Carolina Department of Instruction uses within the PowerSchool program has been resolved and many report cards went out Friday, according to Hope Miller-Drye, administrative and board assistant at Stanly County Schools.

The few remaining schools will send their reports cards out this week.

Due to the problem, a new grading scale was put into place last Monday, Miller-Drye said.

“Teachers and data managers have worked tirelessly to complete checks and generate report cards as quickly as possible,” Miller-Drye said.

There had been a grading discrepancy in the system the state uses to calculate and store grades, called PowerTeacher Pro, that affected 109 school districts — including Stanly County — and 59 charter schools, according to NCDPI.

PowerTeacher Pro is part of PowerSchool, which is a provider of K-12 education technology and supports more than 45 million students in more than 70 countries, according to its website.

SCS will address any additional issues as they are discovered, Miller-Drye said.


About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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