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A 319 58.1%
B 159 29.0%
C 36 6.6%
D 5 0.9%
F :( 7 1.3%
I'm not in school anymore. 23 4.2%

 Survey posted 2000-10-23 23:38 by Nick Disabato. Contribute ideas to surveys by sending a mail to survey@ticalc.org.

alex cooke

let the lying begin

Reply to this comment    24 October 2000, 00:01 GMT

Norman

Whats the point of a survey if the surveies lie?

Reply to this comment    24 October 2000, 22:46 GMT

Probyte
(Web Page)

I'm not lying :-), except I can't be sure because I havn't hardly a clue what each letter represents. I guessed my 89% average means a B

Reply to this comment    24 October 2000, 23:19 GMT

Matt Hockenheimer

Depends on the school. Most public schools:
A = 91-100
B = 81-90
C = 71-80
etc.

Some schools, including mine, use a 7-point scale, like:
A = 93-100
B = 85-92
C = 77-84
etc.

Reply to this comment    25 October 2000, 01:35 GMT

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Diego Pontoriero

that's funny, my school system (and all the ones i know of) use this:

90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
<59 = F

Reply to this comment    25 October 2000, 04:41 GMT

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n9103

My scale sucks... It's too damn high!

94-100 = A
85-93 = B
77-84 = C
70-76 = D
69 and Below = F

Jeez, Naples Sucks!

Reply to this comment    25 October 2000, 04:58 GMT

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talq
(Web Page)

Naples must be somewhere in Memphis...

Reply to this comment    25 October 2000, 23:02 GMT

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Karl Hedelin

That's what I had when I went to highschool in the US. But the whole system is fucked up. You must be retarded to get anything but straight A's. But then, americans are generally pretty retarded. Sweden rules!

Reply to this comment    28 October 2000, 23:05 GMT

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MicroLITH

Or, like you, you're an arrogant prick who thinks that anyone who does worse than him is an idiot.

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 05:33 GMT

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alex cooke

ROTFL, also notice his profile "I RULE, YOU SUCK)

Reply to this comment    30 October 2000, 23:24 GMT

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alex cooke

ROTFL, also notice his profile "I RULE, YOU SUCK"

Reply to this comment    30 October 2000, 23:24 GMT

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Levi Lansing
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You're only retarded if you have to study to get an A. I don't study, I only do half to none of my homework at home, have straight A's, and I was born and raised in the US. However, I do agree that there are some retarded people here that won't even do class work when they're given ample time to do it. Then they fail and wonder why.

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 21:28 GMT

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joelt

Um, I believe your language is not appropriate for this discussion board, and I copy/paste from the comment reply form guidelines:

Don't use language you wouldn't hear on U.S. network television.

and again:

We often remove comments that stray from these guidelines.

so if your comment is deleted,

Don't post asking why a comment was deleted

Also,

Don't insult or flame other people in your comments. Keep such sentiments to private email, or better yet, avoid them completely

So, I say to you, keep off the message board, because

We will provide this forum only as long as you, our visitors, put it to worthwhile use. Thanks for your (intelligent) contributions.

and i think a lot of people like this, judging from the number of replies.

Also, this isn't meant to inflame you, but to update you on the guidelines concerning replying to a comment, so that you (hopefully) won't get our message board revoked from us.

Reply to this comment    31 October 2000, 06:02 GMT

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(Web Page)

That is what mine is! I really think that it should be lowered to a national standard or something. Only in my school, D- are considered failing too, you don't get credit.
We have a strict I policy, "If you don't have all your assignments handed in you get an I, if in two weeks after students recieve their grades the I isn't made up, the I turns into a F and a U."

Reply to this comment    25 October 2000, 23:03 GMT

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(Web Page)

BTW - How is everyone getting 4.8's and 5.4's? I have AP Classes and I get A's in all my classes but I only get a 4.0 when grades come out.

Reply to this comment    25 October 2000, 23:21 GMT

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Robert Mohr
(Web Page)

Some schools count 'A's AP and honors classes as 5 and 6 points (or something similar) and every other grade moves up, so that a 'C' in AP History would be the equivalent of an 'A' in CP History. But then those students get screwed when they can't use their school's GPA in a college application. (Most colleges require the four-point scale, and won't accept scores like a 4.3 or 5.1.)

Reply to this comment    25 October 2000, 23:58 GMT

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Daniel Bishop
(Web Page)

My high school had a six-point weighted scale. The registrar's way of converting to 4-point way simply to multiply everthing by 2/3.

On a traditional scale, one can get a 4.0 simply by having straight A's. However, the only way to get a 6.0 (which would convert to 4.0) on our scale was to take nothing but honors courses and get a 100 in all of them, which, not surprisingly, is something no student from my high school has ever accomplished. (The 1999 valedictorian has about 5.6 (or 3.7), and that's the highest I've ever seen.)

So, you're absolutely right about students who go to schools with 6-point GPA scales getting screwed on college applications.

But I don't care anymore. The registrar at my college was able to overlook my "3.57" HS GPA, and now I'm actually GETTING PAID to go to school.

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 02:28 GMT

Re: Above a 4.0
Stephen Sanders
(Web Page)

You can get above a 4.0 at some schools by taking AP and Honors classes and getting A's in them. I go have a 4.57 (not to brag or anything). However, I had the same grades last year at a different high school and had only a 4.0. The good news is that colleges don't look at anything above a 4.0. They see 4.57 and think 4.0.

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 17:52 GMT

Re: Re: Above a 4.0
Daniel Bishop
(Web Page)

> The good news is that colleges don't look at anything above a 4.0. They see 4.57 and think 4.0.

This is incorrect. The colleges will never see the 4.57 because the high school registrars will not report grades above 4.0. (but maybe your school is an exception)

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 18:25 GMT

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Vejita
(Web Page)

Hah...don't complain...I had to take a class over because I got a B in it. Don't get me started on my highschool or IB.

-Corey

Reply to this comment    26 October 2000, 22:28 GMT

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******

MY school counts
80-100 as an A
70-79 as b
60-69 as c

...i am getting a c...

Reply to this comment    26 October 2000, 01:41 GMT

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MikeisGame
(Web Page)

what kind of school has a scale like that?

Reply to this comment    26 October 2000, 13:30 GMT

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Daniel Bishop
(Web Page)

I wish my high school had a scale like that -- then I would have had straight A's. (Not that it would have affected my GPA: an 84 is an 84 whether it's called an 'A' or a 'B')

Reply to this comment    26 October 2000, 17:38 GMT

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TheBlackKnight
(Web Page)

oh my god that would make my life so much easier! my school is odd and makes the scale:
92-100 A
82-91 B
72-81 C
62-71 D
below that F

Reply to this comment    27 October 2000, 05:26 GMT

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******

to get an F at my school you must get lessthan 50%

Reply to this comment    28 October 2000, 03:06 GMT

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Jmstuckman

My school has that scale too. Nothing is weighted in our school (maybe because it has a complete lack of AP and honors classes!) In our school, you really have to be a idiot to get below an A or B, everything is so easy.

Reply to this comment    30 October 2000, 02:43 GMT

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86er

That scale is super low!!!
My school...
100-93=A
92-86=B
85-78=C
70-77=A
below 70=F
I have a 92 (B)

Reply to this comment    7 November 2000, 02:46 GMT

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pancho_105
(Web Page)

dude, i got the same grading system and i'm in IN.

Reply to this comment    27 October 2000, 06:53 GMT

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David
(Web Page)

That's siilar to what I have, except they have raised a c all the way up to 86. Still, I have an A average.

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 08:42 GMT

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Kristofer Krisjansson
(Web Page)

err.. lucky my school anything below 75 is failing and one must take corus over again, as you probaly noticed the engish department here lacks a little.

Reply to this comment    30 October 2000, 18:19 GMT

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Hiblueice
(Web Page)

I don't understand, why do the schools have to make the GPA system so hard?

If every one just used the 4.0 system then every thing would be sooooo much simpler

But I guess that would make too much sense

Reply to this comment    1 November 2000, 00:00 GMT

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Daniel Bishop
(Web Page)

There are two major reasons:

1) Under the traditional scale, everyone who makes straight A's gets a 4.0. In large schools, this would almost certainly cause a tie for valedictorian every year. To prevent this, it is necessary to modify the grading scale so that it is more difficult to get a perfect average. This is done by either adding +/- modifications or using a numeric scale.

But more importantly:

2) The traditional 4.0 scale does not consider the difficulty of the courses. That is, an "A" in a special ed class counts the same as an "A" in an AP class. Since this is obviously unfair to smarter students, most schools modify their grading scales so that an honors course is worth a point more than a regular course.

These concerns are less important in college, so most colleges (including the one I go to now) continue to use the A=4,B=3,C=2,D=1,F=0 scale. However, they do prevent this system from being practical for high schools.

Unfortunately, there has been little standardization of the weighted scales, which makes it virtually impossible to compare GPA's between different schools. We need a national standard, but what should it be?

Reply to this comment    1 November 2000, 05:14 GMT

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Mercury

I'm worse than all of you ppl
100-95 == A
94-86 == B
85-76 == C
75-70 == D
x<70 == F

Reply to this comment    1 November 2000, 01:32 GMT

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bernd

mine's even worse:

95-100 =A
88-95 =B
77-88 =C
70-77 =D
<69 =F

Reply to this comment    1 November 2000, 01:36 GMT

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Ben Ilegbodu
(Web Page)

Everybody else's is weird. In Houston, Texas it's:

90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
75 - 79 = C
70 - 74 = D
69 or below = F

Most of you guys have it good. Stop complaining...

Reply to this comment    27 October 2000, 01:18 GMT

tazke
(Web Page)

In my Gymnasium (Like Highschool) in Denmark we have an entirely different system. We have numbers instead, as:

13: Explixitly good. (100)
11: Almost perfect. (95-99)
10: Very Good. (86-94)
9: Little better than average. (80-85)
8: Average. (70-79)
7: Little less than average. (65-69)
6: Just accepted. (55)
5: Not accepted. (35)
00: Almost nothing. --

A get around 9, so i chose B.

My class is very bad ad math. We have an average of 4.1!
13 of 26 students gets 00!

Reply to this comment    27 October 2000, 02:00 GMT

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TI83andTI89Owner

95-100: A
85-94: B
75-84: C
70-74: D
0-69: F
Someone beat that. :-)

Reply to this comment    28 October 2000, 06:56 GMT

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Alan Rudolph
(Web Page)

Soon, in my school, we will have 94-100 = A and 90-93 = B. Can you imagine? An 89 equals a "C"? They were going to reduce it to the 90-100 scale, but Gov'na Jeb vetoed it- and will get that new scale. I'm not sure where the D or F begins.

Reply to this comment    28 October 2000, 23:12 GMT

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ColdFusion

That's the same as my school's scale was.

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 02:00 GMT

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TJ Varner

That's how our grade system is at my school but almost every other school in our area has the 90-100 is an a scale. It's really funny though because most of our teacher's give you credit for doing homework so to fail aclass you almost have to try.

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 17:07 GMT

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Daniel Bishop
(Web Page)

In my high school, it was much simpler:

100 counts as a "100"
99 counts as a "99"
98 counts as a "98"
97 counts as a "97"
etc.

It didn't matter what the letter grades were because they would have had absolutely no effect on GPA. However, we did have letter grades, and their (informal) definitions were:

A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
F = 0-69

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 02:15 GMT

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Tyrel Haveman
(Web Page)

As far as I have ever heard, GPAs are based on the letters, not the numbers. At least they are in every school I know of around here...

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 16:47 GMT

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Daniel Bishop
(Web Page)

"As far as I have ever heard, GPAs are based on the letters, not the numbers. At least they are in every school I know of around here..."

With that reasoning, I could say that high school GPA's are never based on 4-point scales, because all of the high schools near where I used to live used 5- or 6-point scales. But "That's not way it's done around here" is not the same as "Nobody does it that way."

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 18:33 GMT

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Ryan Pelletier
(Web Page)

You think you guys got it hard!!! At my school its like this:

A................= 9.3 to 9.9
B................= 8.8 to 9.2
C................= 8.3 to 8.7
D................= 7.8 to 7.2
F................= 6.3 to 7.1
you just suck....= 0.1 to 6.2

no one can got a 10.0 (100%) or a 0.0 (0%)

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 03:36 GMT

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Daniel Bishop
(Web Page)

1) Why is it necessary to make a distinction between "F" and "you just suck"?

2) Apparently your school has a purely numeric GP scale (i.e., there are no formal letter grades; GP is calculated directly from the numeric average). So, wouldn't it be more logical to write GP=grade/10 instead of an A/B/C/D/F table?

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 07:00 GMT

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Ryan Pelletier

Well each one of our classes has a rating:
level 1 - Honors
level 2 - Collage Credit
level 3 - Normal Class
level 4 - Below Average
level 5 - Way below average

you can pass with all F's but you will be moved down a level. If you are in level 5 then you failed that course. Level 1 classes need a D to pass.

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 18:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Rounded to the nearest letter grade, what\'s your cumulative grade point average?
Daniel Bishop
(Web Page)

How did course level affect GPA? Or did it?

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 18:41 GMT

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JaggedFlame

And some schools (like mine) don't even HAVE a grade-point average. :-)

Reply to this comment    29 October 2000, 19:16 GMT

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MysticWolf
(Web Page)

Of course, in MN, we have the *censored* graduation standards. Most are like week long projects requiring little knowledge or skill. Thjat point system is 0 (didn;t do it) to 4(did exceptional). On the standardized tests, we have the same system, excpet it is now 0-6 since someone complained that 4 wasn't high enough. FYI: I got a 5.5 on the basic writing test, which was tied for highest in my grade level. Now, if only I did homework along with my tests...

Reply to this comment    31 October 2000, 07:01 GMT