The Hannibal School District will change to a new grading scale for its students this fall.

The Hannibal School Board Wednesday night learned that the district will go to what’s known as a ten point scale, recognized as more equitable and more in line with other Missouri districts are using.

Under the old system, for example, end-of-semester grades between 94 and 100 percent equal an A, worth four points and 86 to 93 is a B, which is worth three points.

On the ten point scale, 94 to 100 would still be an A, but a grade from 90 to 93 would become an A-minus and would be worth 3.67 points on a student’s GPA.

The district also plans to add points to final exams or assessments based on students’ attendance.