LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Parents of elementary school students in Jefferson County Public Schools will receive their child's first report card of the 2015-16 year on Thursday.

The first nine-week grading period for the district's elementary school students ended on Oct. 20

Elementary school parents will notice two fewer report cards this year, as JCPS decided to move from six grading periods to four for its youngest students.

The district's middle and high school students received their first report cards of the year on Sept. 29.

This is also the first year for the district's new grading scale, which makes it easier for students to earn an A.

The district’s new scale scores 90 percent and above as an ‘A,’ whereas students previously had to earn a 93 percent to receive an ‘A.’ Scores as low as 80 percent will now earn a ‘B’ instead of a ‘C.’

Reporter Antoinette Konz covers K-12 education for WDRB News. She can be reached at 502-585-0838 or @tkonz on Twitter.

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