At last night's Lafayette Parish School Board meeting, important changes were approved for the school system's Pupil Progression Plan.

The school board voted to change the grading system formula for 6th through 12th grade. Tests will now make up 60 percent of a grade while in-class quizzes and assignments will make up 40 percent.

The old formula was 90 percent tests and only 10 percent quizzes and assignments.

The plan now must meet final approval by the State Department of Education.

According to most of the teachers that spoke at last night's meeting, the new plan has their approval.

Superintendent Dr. Don Aguillard says these recent changes will be the last for this year's plan.