Sweden Is Getting Ahead Of The Curve

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    I see some success in the future:

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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:

    First we had like:
    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.

    How does your grades work?
     
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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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    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.:lol:
     

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