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Monday, January 07, 2008



the entire premise of the article is based on the idea that a=4, b=3, c=2, d=1, f=0 grading scale is meaningful. it is not. the author has confused the grade point average scale with a grading scale. yes a student who recieves straight "b"'s will have earned a grade point average of 3.0. however a student who within a given class consistently scores 80% on assignments will not recieve a 3.0 grade for the class. rather that student will receive a grade of 3.2 (80% of the Maximum 4.0) assigning a student 3.0 is the equivalent of 75% or a "C" grade. the 4.0 grade point average scale is intended to an approximation of the students overall achievement and not a guage of the students achievement whithin a given class.


I am glad to see this article. I saw my son's usual "A" plummet to a "D" with just one forgotten math assignment. It was nearly impossible to recover from.


As a teacher I am running into this article and proponenets of it. I would really like to see some research regarding whether grading with a fifty percent F has made a difference with students. Does anyone have any research to go on?

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