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Change the MCPS 2007-2008 Grading Policy

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I, along with many others, think the new grading policy needs changing. Badly. From personal experience, tests can massively affect your grade while quizzes and other assignments...not so much. Example: I get decent grades in math. As on the homework and a mixture of As and Bs on quizzes. As of this day, Oct. 15, 2007, I\'ve had 3 tests and 11 other assignments. I\'ve gotten a B on 1 test, and the other 2...not too great. Still, my grade shouldn\'t be too bad. Why If the grading system were point-based (meaning the points you earn over the total points = your grade), I\'d have an 86.7. That\'s not a bad grade. With a weighted grading system (current), I have a 77.5. Something isn\'t right, especially considering how I\'m not exactly terrible at math... What does this mean It means that if you screw up on a test or 2, your grade is equally screwed. If you do well on other things, then they don\'t really matter. For instance, I got an A on a quiz, and my grade didn\'t budge. At all. One of the tests, however, brought me down 3%. Enough about my complaints. Sign the petition, since I\'m sure you\'re in some similar situation (hopefully not as bad as mine).


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