Teachers can give letter grades but no Fs amid pandemic

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state has released new instructions for how school districts should evaluate more than a million students in grades 9-12 amid school shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Olympian reports the guidance directs districts to provide a letter grade such as A, B or C or an “incomplete” to students in those grades. The guidance also says no student will receive a “pass,” “fail” or “no credit” grade for any course, and Fs cannot be given. Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal said Wednesday that middle and elementary school grading largely will remain the same.