2018: Concerns over grading plan

Housatonic Valley Regional High School students staged a walkout on Thursday, Feb. 1, to protest a new grading system that began in the fall. They gathered on the oval in front of the school for about 35 minutes. Photo by cynthia hochswender

FALLS VILLAGE — The 2017-18 school year at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) was dominated by controversy over grading practices.

At issue is the replacing of D and F grades with the designation NYP, for “not yet proficient.”  Students are allowed to make up work or retake tests in order to demonstrate proficiency (called “reassessments”).

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