No-Zero grading policy requires retesting opportunities for failing students

Lowndes County Schools students in Georgia can relax a little–3rd through 8th graders can no longer receive zeros on assignments, the Huffington Post reports. Under a new policy, report cards and progress reports will reflect a 60 out of 100 as the lowest grade, and teachers must offer students opportunities to retake tests and redo assignments until a passing grade is earned. The highest grade earned will be recorded, and teachers cannot record zeros, but can give an “incomplete” for work not turned in after insisting that the assignment be completed…

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