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TBR Says TSU Grade Assignments Valid

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Board of Regents officials told a Senate panel investigating allegations of grade fixing at Tennessee State University that there wasn't any wrongdoing by university administrators.

A hearing on Monday was held following allegations that university officials changed more than 100 students' grades of incomplete for two introductory-level courses into letter grades without instructors' permission.

Students in these courses were supposed to complete college-level material, as well as additional coursework designed to bring the students up to speed.

Students who completed the college-level coursework, but who didn't complete the supplemental assignments, were given incompletes.

But in the spring the school changed the incompletes to letter grades based on the students' performances on the college-level coursework.

Regents officials said an internal audit revealed that the teachers were aware of the grade changes and that the school acted appropriately.

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