# Sweden Is Getting Ahead Of The Curve

Discussion in 'Education' started by Annie, Jan 29, 2007.

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I see some success in the future:

http://www.thelocal.se/6232/20070129/

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This should be done in all schools regardless of country.

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Yes, I think it might work out great. But the grades themselves are silly I think:

A
Ab
B
Bc
C
Where A was the best.

Then it was changed to:
1
2
3
4
5
Where 5 was best.

Now you get:
IG - Not approved
G - Approved
VG - Well done
MVG - Very well done

I liked the numbers. To get access to certain education all your grades where added and divided. So for a certain education you might need 4.2 to get in to the program.

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Most parents/students are very familiar with the A-F scale. It gives the learner and parents the feedback they need to assess where the student is in comparison to the peers in class.

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A to F? So you can't have a middle-grade? That should be a spur. 1 - 5 ment 3 was average. (Also whole classes could be forced into a normal distributed curve by teachers who misunderstood the purpose - rendering comparison impossible)

But how do you sum up the grades? Are they converted in to points?

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A
B
C
D
F

variations of pluses or minuses.

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### Mr.ConleySenior Member

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My high school had a 0-6 grade scale with 0-2 being fail, 3 being a marginal pass, 4 average, 5 honors, and 6 Godlike.

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Originally, IIRC, our A-F scale corresponded to a 100 percentile scale.

90-100 A Excellent/Outstanding

80-89 B Good/Very Good

70-79 C Acceptable/marginal

60-69 D Poor/barely passable

0-59 F Fail

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It still is this in most public schools. When I have to modify some kids, I go back to this. Our system is a more difficult scale:

A+=100%
A=96-99
A-=93-95
B+=91-92
B=88-90
B-=85-87
C+=83-84
C=79-82
C-=77-78
D+=75-76
D=72-74
D-=70-71
F=0-69

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LOL, I didn't want to do the +'s -'s and nothings.

I do recall seeing that altered scale at one point. As I recall, where I was, it was based on 8's.

92-100 A

84-91 B

76-83 C

68 - 75 D

0-67 F

I alwasy thought it was ripoff.

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