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Ken,

We are in the process of researching different grading scales within
our school. We have narrowed it down to a 14 point scale and a 50-100
scale. Can you discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each? The
biggest complaint is that with the 14 point scale is the difficulty in
explaining the new scale to the community. Do you have any advice on
that subject?

2013-03-12
Jason Dvorak
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

I believe that the maximum number of points on a grading scale should be 7, best would be 4
or 5. Explain it to the community by pointing out that the two most highly regarded world-
wide high school programs - AP and IB - use 5 and 7 levels respectively.

 

 

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