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Our school division is currently looking at changing our report cards. Currently we report a percentage. Because our curriculum is outcomes based, I would like to see us move toward an outcomes based report card. My idea would be to get rid of percentages. There are people at the high school level that argue that we need the percents to report to universities for entrance and scholarships. Is this an accurate statement? What would a university do if they received an outcomes based report card without a percentage grade?

2010-02-04
curtis uyesugi
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

I agree with you completely that we should get rid of percentages. We need performance
standards that have real meaning, that is levels - at, above, or below proficiency.

Now to your question about how universities would deal with a report card without
percentages - my answer is I don't know except to say that Canadian universities accept
US students who for the most part get letter grades and a gpa not percentages.
Presumably if they can do it for Americans they can do it for Canadians!

 

 

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