- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina would keep the 15-point scoring system used to evaluate public schools for another two years under a bill that has passed the state House.

The bill that was approved overwhelmingly keeps the A-to-F scale used for the first time on new school report cards last year. Schools received As if they scored at least 85 out of 100 points and Fs if they scored below 40.

The measure would keep the current scale through the 2015-16 school year.

State law mandates moving to a tougher scale with scores of at least 90 earning As and below 60 earning Fs

But bill sponsor Rep. Jeffrey Elmore of North Wilkesboro said during House debate Tuesday that extending use of the current scale will provide better data about school progress.

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