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My son is in 8 grader, right now he has all A's and 1 B+ which is a 87.5 percent. Why don't teachers calculate that to 88 percent. My son is trying to get Principal Medallion for 7th & 8Th grade. The teacher won't budge and give him his A. He worked really hard in math and deserves that grade to change.

2013-05-01
Maria
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

Policy on rounding up varies with teachers, schools and school districts. Because no
score/grade is precise - there is always an error component - I would always round up.
I know it would be nice for your son to get the Principal Medallion but two things come to
mind; 1. grades are or should be for achievement not effort; and 2. his focus (and yours)
should not be on honors and grades but how well does he really understand math and are
there any aspects that he has difficulty with. School should be about learning not grades.

 

 

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