My Kind of Grading System !

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Pittsburgh Public Schools officials say they want to give struggling children a chance, but the district is raising eyebrows with a policy that sets 50 percent as the minimum score a student can receive for assignments, tests and other work.

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A student receives an "A" for scores ranging from 100 percent to 90 percent,
a "B" for scores ranging from 89 percent to 80 percent,
a "C" for scores ranging from 79 percent to 70 percent,
a "D" for scores ranging from 69 percent to 60 percent,
and an "E" for scores ranging from 59 percent to the cutoff, 50 percent.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08266/914029-298.stm


"Goof off from time to time" ha, I'd ace the first two "easy" grading periods and not even show up for the rest of the semister.
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That's actually big news here, and oddly has caused a bit of a stir. It actually comes closer to the traditional GPA scoring system, but believe it or not, some people just don't like it. My girlfriend is a teacher in Texas. I'm going to have to show that to her to see what she thinks about it. If I'm not mistaken, I believe her grading system is similar. I seem to remember she can't score anyone lower than a 50.
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This is why America will eventually fail epically.

If you deserve a 20% then you should get 20%. How is this actually benefiting anyone?
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This doesn't benefit anyone. It merely provides a happier facade and doesn't alter the underlying education that is happening or not happening.
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grinch2171 wrote:
This is why America will eventually fail epically.

If you deserve a 20% then you should get 20%. How is this actually benefiting anyone?


I agree with that very much. When I was in school, what you got was what you got. However, there's quite a difference between school back then and school now. In my school years, there were perhaps only a half dozen students a year that were failed. Most of the rest of us were fighting to have the best grades in the school.

I've graded a lot of my girlfriend's students work, and have listened to her horror stories. She absolutely loves teaching but a large majority of them, don't care, don't want to be there, don't study, don't pay attention in class. She struggles to keep the average grades at 75% and she's an excellent teacher. If memory serves me correctly though in her school district, they are only allowed to fail a certain percentage of students per year. I can't recall what that percentage is, but it is way lower than it should be. Most of those kids deserve to fail.

Sadly, my girlfriend, as good of a teacher as she is, is this very week facing cutbacks in the district. They are eliminating 700 teaching positions and is at risk of being laid off, even though she's on contract. It's so sad too. They don't need to be eliminating teachers. They need to be doing everything they can to get and keep more good ones.
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Thats the scheme my elementary school used back in the 90s, and when I moved across the state to a new town and a new school and they had a different system I thought that was weird. All of a sudden my 91% and 92% grades were B's instead of A's and I was almost in tears. But really, what is the point of a letter grade? Why not just use percents only?
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I get into battles with my kids schools every year because of how retarded they are. I blame all of this on President Bush and his No Child Left Behind program. It is absolutely the worst thing to happen to education.

If students don't want to learn and don't want to be there then let them go, why waste everyone's time? And when they are struggling to survive while they prepare Happy Meals for a living then we can sit back and laugh at them for being stupid. But of course this is very acceptable to many people because the government will give them financial assistance. So why work hard when the government will just take care of you anyway?

Here's an idea, you don't want to go to school then you will be inserted into the Marines with the MOS of Cannon Fodder Specialist.
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I hate school. It isn't fair.
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grinch2171 wrote:
....If students don't want to learn and don't want to be there then let them go, why waste everyone's time? And when they are struggling to survive while they prepare Happy Meals for a living then we can sit back and laugh at them for being stupid. But of course this is very acceptable to many people because the government will give them financial assistance. So why work hard when the government will just take care of you anyway?....



May sound a bit harsh, but I vehemently agree. Being in college I have a large group of friends and fellow class mates that party on weekends, weekdays and anytime in between. Then they come to class hung over and complain about not passing a test. I want to literally WRING their necks.

anything worth having is worth working for. Quit looking for handouts, it makes me sick.
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I kind of agree with grinch and smokenjoe too. I did do some (illegal) drinking during college and a tad during high school, and I got a 3.5 or 3.6 GPA. It is ok to have fun, but you have to take responsibility too.
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I Love my school days and my school friends, the school incidents will never go from our mind.
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Jenny05 wrote:
I Love my school days and my school friends, the school incidents will never go from our mind.


Care to expound on how that applies to your grading system? Or do you need a definition of "expound" first?
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If you guys would quit inventing words that mean the exact same thing as other words, we wouldn't need school.
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joebert wrote:
If you guys would quit inventing words that mean the exact same thing as other words, we wouldn't need school.


That was really profound...er...deep, enlightened, farreaching, heavy, intellectual, intense, moving, penetrating, philosophical, recondite, sagacious, sage, thoughtful, wise...and stuff.

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We need to go back to caveman days, where

"ungh?" meant "Do you want to have sex ?",

"ungh." meant "Yes.",

and "ungh!" meant "Run for your lives it's a Tyranosaurus !"
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joebert wrote:
We need to go back to caveman days, where

"ungh?" meant "Do you want to have sex ?",

"ungh." meant "Yes.",

and "ungh!" meant "Run for your lives it's a Tyranosaurus !"


It is so hard to read your post and not visualize Dr House in your avatar, saying ungh." with that stoic look in his face, too damn hilarious for me Image
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joebert wrote:
We need to go back to caveman days, where

"ungh?" meant "Do you want to have sex ?",

"ungh." meant "Yes.",

and "ungh!" meant "Run for your lives it's a Tyranosaurus !"


Here here! I second the motion. I will officially drop out of college if we can revert back to that simpler time. :lol:
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I second that notion. :beerchug:
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Smokenjoe wrote:
if we can revert back to that simpler time. :lol:


I'm ususally converted around the third Jack and water.
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digitalMedia wrote:
Smokenjoe wrote:
if we can revert back to that simpler time. :lol:


I'm ususally converted around the third Jack and water.



Hmmm, I believe I begin making up words around the 3rd Cap'n & Coke. By the 10th-12th (not an exact science), I have officially created my own language and refer to everyone as 'My BESTEST friendzzzz everz!'

Quality college student, with quality morals. :lol:
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After that many rum and cokes I'm in a deep sleep on the couch (or where ever I sit down).

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