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Our daughter took an AP class. At the end of the semester she received a 79.9% = C+. 80% is a B-. The teacher refuses to round up despite our daughter demonstrating she mastered the content by passing the AP exam! We know a student who received an A in the class but did not pass the AP exam? Thanks to the teacher's grading, our daughter and we as parents are discouraged on taking any future AP courses for any of our children. The AP class took time away from other classes and lowered her gpa. We were told not to worry about it as it is weighted and colleges don't look closely at 9th grade? The principal met with us to appease us but nothing changes. Are we being unreasonable asking what she can do for 1 point or .1% and should we continue to pursue? We are open to other suggestions as well. Thanks.

2011-10-07
Julie
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

On simple mathematical principles your daughter's grade should be rounded up to 80%. Any
teacher or principal who would not do that is mathematically wrong and just plain mean. Also
the results on the AP exam should lead to adjustments in the classroom grade - up for those
who do well, down for those who do poorly.

 

 

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