Overview
Biography
Publications
Conferences and Workshops
Links
Ask the Grade Doctor
Contact Me
Links
  

 
Ask The Grade Doctor

Full Question Detail

Return to All Questions

Question

Hello, my honors physical science teacher gave us a test. On the board apart from the
test he put an extra question that would not count against us if we got it wrong, but
someone in our class made a snide remark. The teacher then said that if we got the
question wrong that it would count against our grade. When he graded it though he
forgot to calculate the extra question for our class only I got a 90%. At the end of the
week he realized his "mistake" and re calculated our grades so all of our grades were
lowered and mine went down to an 85%. Is what he did right?

2013-01-04
Francesco
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

Sounds very unprofessional as a teacher should not change an assessment because of a snide
remark by a student. Also it is wrong because it means the mark is no longer an accurate
representation of your achievement.

 

 

Top