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In my AP Environmental Science class we do
something called a Free Response Question and
they are usually quiz grades in the grade
book. For my recent FRQ I wrote almost 2 pages
for 4 questions. The subject was Air Pollution
and I knew more about it than any subject this
year. I'm positive even if my answers weren't
exactly like the answer cue that comes with
the FRQ they were at least along the correct
lines or my teacher could at least tell I
studied and knew what we learned. Long story
short my teacher gave me a 0% on it. Not even
a 30% for effort or 10% for my name. I am now
failing the class because of this 0% and I've
kept a B average all year in this class. Is it
legal for my teacher to give me a flat out 0
on a quiz grade that I turned in and was
confident about?

2015-04-02
High School Student
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

I am not sure about the legality of zeros but educationally they should never be used.
This situation cals out for parental intervention and discussion with the teacher,
department head and principal. Based on what you told me what the teacher did is
unacceptable.

 

 

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