January 12th, 2011
In some "progressive" schools grades are shied away from in order to preserve student morale and lower pressure on the youngest members of the community. However, a grade-less class structure is simply impractical for most teachers and can do more harm than good in some cases. Numerical values remain the fairest way to accurately represent the effort and quality work a student puts forth in the classroom. Not to mention, numbers give students a clear and simple way to know precisely where they stand academically at all times. As long as grades are earned and fairly distributed, there is no reason to question or second guess the teaching method. This guide will demonstrate exactly what each grade implies and it's corresponding percentage value.A (90 to 100) Exemplary performance. The student goes above and beyond the minimum requirements for an assignment and all information is both accurate and well presented.B (80 to 89) The student completed the assignment to a satisfactory level and presents mostly information in a logical manner even if a few accidental inaccuracies may be present.C (70 to 79) Minimum requirements were met for the assignment with little to no added value outside of these parameters.D (65 to 69) The student may have put forth a good faith effort, but failed to meet the minimum requirements for the assignments as a result of entirely flawed logic or a lack of understanding regarding the subject matter.F (64 and below) In short, failure. The student fell far short of meeting the minimum requirements for an assignment and did not demonstrate adequate effort in his or her attempt at completion.