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Grades
« on: October 06, 2011, 02:51:35 PM »
Its supposed to be

A: excellent
B: Good
C: Satisfactory
D: Needs improvment

what *really is* according to parents

A: Acceptable
B: Bad
C: Crisis
D: Doomsday

:P

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Re: Grades
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 03:03:53 PM »
A: Acceptable
SO UNDERWHELMING :P

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Re: Grades
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 03:16:42 PM »
A+: a bit more acceptabul!

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Re: Grades
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 03:24:19 PM »
Z-: Best grade ever.

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Re: Grades
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 03:24:54 PM »
NO THE BEST GRADE EVER IS MEASURED WITH THIS SYSTEM:

ES
->
FS

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Re: Grades
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 03:40:52 PM »
A: Awesomley Awesome
B: Bad
C: Crisis
D: Distracted Doop
F: Fantasticly Funny Failure.

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Re: Grades
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 03:51:23 PM »
BUT WAIT! Why isn't E in the grading system, huh? :o

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Re: Grades
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 04:09:11 PM »
Are you serious?
Bad
Cool
Definitely good
Fantastic!

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Re: Grades
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 04:15:29 PM »
"Back when all grades used the alphabetical grading system, it did go from A to E. Soon primary school started using a different system - E, S, N and U which stand for Excellent, Satisfactory, Needs improvement, and Unsatisfactory. It is likely that because E was being used in primary school, they decided not to use it in further grades to avoid confusion."

try google deoxy :) this took me 14 seconds to find

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Re: Grades
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 04:36:42 PM »
I still don't understand... but whatever. Just don't try to explain it to me, okay?

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Re: Grades
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2011, 10:24:05 AM »
I still don't understand... but whatever. Just don't try to explain it to me, okay?
My guess would be because you can just add one line to the F, and it becomes an E. So to avoid people from turning their F's into E's.

In Denmark, the grades are:

12 - "Fantastic"
10 - "Superb/excellent"
7 - "Good"
4 - "Ordinary/plain"
02 - "Sufficient"
00 - "Insufficient"
-3 - "Unacceptable"

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Re: Grades
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2011, 10:32:21 AM »
What the heck? What kind of grade system is that? :P

Tell those school people to use A to D + F. :P

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Re: Grades
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2011, 10:37:17 AM »
What the heck? What kind of grade system is that? :P

Tell those school people to use A to D + F. :P
Tell that to the one who made ECTS. That's why it is the way it is now. :P

Maybe we can adopt your grade system, but only if you adopt the metric system and Kelvin!!!

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Re: Grades
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2011, 11:06:03 AM »
wait why not Celsius

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Re: Grades
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2011, 11:08:11 AM »
Because Kelvin is more used in science, and makes more sense at it starts at 0 rather than -273,15.

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Re: Grades
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2011, 11:27:27 AM »
My school is

95+ A+

90-94 A

85-89 B+

80-84 B

75-79 C+


I live in New York and this is how they grade state tests, we have this thing called regents that if you fail you can't get into high school and 9th if you fail no 10th etc. etc. untill 12th grade (I a in 8th grade
70-74 C

65-69 D

64 and below F

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Re: Grades
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2011, 12:10:36 PM »
100-97 A+
96-93 A
92-90 A-
89-87 B+
86-83 B
82-80 B-
79-77 C+
76-73 C
72-70 C-
69-67 D+
66-63 D
62-59 D-
58-29 F
28-0 EPIC FAIL

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Re: Grades
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2011, 03:16:54 PM »
Because Kelvin is more used in science, and makes more sense at it starts at 0 rather than -273,15.

i don't think the average person is a scientist
or wants to tell the oven to heat up to 753.15 kelvin instead of 500
or say the boiling temp is 373.15
etc.

and have you seen the xkcd comic on convertion to metric?

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Re: Grades
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2011, 01:54:54 AM »
It's just what they get used to, and it's not like they have to say it with two decimals, people are rarely that accurate in daily life anyway, and it isn't needed either.
You don't have to be a scientist to use Kelvin.

And no, I haven't.