Idaho To Bolster Middle School Credit Requirements
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The state will start keeping score in middle school, requiring students in seventh and eighth grades to complete at least 80 percent of their class credits before they advance to the next grade.
Students previously did not have to pass those grades to continue onto high school.
State Department of Education spokeswoman Melissa McGrath says the new policy, which goes into effect this fall, will allow Idaho teachers to hold middle school students more accountable.
The Middle Level Credit System was among recommendations of a state task force that was created in 2007 to develop best practices for Idaho middle schools, with the goal of making sure every student is prepared to succeed in high school.
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