The letter grades are standardized within a school system which is usually at least an entire city and really don't seem to vary much across the country. Private schools are usually a bit tougher. My older daughter went to school in 5 different states (GA, NY, IL, PA & KS) and no noticeable difference. I really don't see a problem with it.ShawnD said:
Good grief! Wouldn't anybody keep her? I thought it was the younger one that was Evil. :tongue:Evo said:My older daughter went to school in 5 different states (GA, NY, IL, PA & KS)
Moses said:For me, i prefer if they make a scale of 100 points to the grades, instead of 4 letters...
I am almost goin back home, since i am almost losing my scholarship. And this becuase of two letter grades where i got EXACTLY on the border to pass tothe next letter, while in terms of numbers, it apears much nicer, much more nicer. [WTF? getting B+ and losing 0.5 point per credit in that class just by losing ONE POINT from 450 and gettin in the border of two letters, i am hanging myself soon... ]
Letter grades are used in schools as a way to evaluate and communicate a student's academic performance. They provide a standardized and easy-to-understand system for teachers, students, and parents to track progress and identify areas for improvement.
The main purpose of letter grades is to measure a student's understanding and mastery of the material being taught. This helps teachers and schools to gauge the effectiveness of their instruction and identify students who may need extra support.
Letter grades are typically determined based on a combination of factors, such as test scores, class participation, homework, and projects. Each school or teacher may have their own specific grading criteria, but the overall goal is to accurately reflect a student's performance in the class.
Letter grades are important because they provide a measure of a student's academic progress and can help to motivate and guide them towards improvement. They are also often used as a factor in college admissions and can have an impact on a student's future opportunities.
There is some debate about the effectiveness of letter grades as a form of evaluation. While they can provide a general overview of a student's performance, they may not accurately reflect their true understanding and can be influenced by external factors such as test anxiety. Some educators argue for alternative forms of assessment that focus on a student's growth and development rather than a letter grade.