Simplified grading system for CCSD to continue

"Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory" replacing traditional letter grades for now

Associated Press
December 03, 2020 - 5:29 am



Las Vegas, NV (AP) - The coronavirus pandemic is prompting Nevada’s public higher education system to continue allowing students the option to receive satisfactory/unsatisfactory grades instead of being scored on traditional letter grades through the current academic year.

The state System of Higher Education made the decision covering all eight public universities and colleges after many students requested the grading option because of the interruption to learning caused by the pandemic, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

The fall semester ends in two weeks and was conducted mostly virtually. 

The scoring system was put into place during the spring semester, which was abruptly altered at the outset of the pandemic in mid-March.