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  •  What it “ought” to be in my opinion is (2+ / 0-)
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    very different from the lay-out in the diary.

    I think that a C should be completely satisfactory in every way. Someone with a C average should be considered a satisfactory student. The other grades should be defined relative to that satisfactory level: a D is noticeable below and a B noticeably above a satisfactory level; an F is a complete failure and an A a remarkable success.

    Under such a system, there could be many cases where everyone in the class gets a C; this would be a satisfactory result, as would an average of C for the class, more or less, although in this case, those receiving less than C would not be at a satisfactory level.

    Furthermore, different types of classes require different levels, and there, it would be an administrative decision whether to grade the class according to the general norm or according to a class-specific norm. Sometimes one of these would be more appropriate than the other. So if it is a selective class, either for struggling or for superior students, it could be that according to the general norm, a satisfactory class average could be D or B, but according to a class-specific norm, it would just be a C. That is, same results, but graded either class-specifically or according to a general standard.

    Well, that's what I think.

    •  Nope (0+ / 0-)

      Everybody's above average now...

      "And the President of the United States - would be seated right here. I would be here. And he would be here. I would turn - and there he’d be. I could pet ‘im." - Lewis Black

      by libdevil on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 12:03:25 PM PDT

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