Commentary on another report--see my earlier post--about a school district considering a minimum score of 60.
The idea is that a mediocre student who is doing his best can pull a 60 up, when averaged with other grades, to a passing score. Whereas the same student might not be able to do the same with a score of 20 or so.
"We're making it possible for them to overcome some bad circumstances," the superintendent said, according to the newspaper report of the meeting.
As the saying goes, this looks like an idea "whose time has come".