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Old 10-10-2012, 06:16 PM   #21
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This is all pretty interesting, in a bizarre way. The only grading scheme I'm familiar with is:

90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C (lowest passing grade)
60-69 = D
0-59 = F

All percentages. The only form of grading curve we ever have is that sometimes, some merciful teachers, if they see that not one person made an A, might bump everyone up a letter grade. It's never happened in any of my classes, but I've heard the legends.

That's college, though, I don't know about high school grades.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:17 PM   #22
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This is all pretty interesting, in a bizarre way. The only grading scheme I'm familiar with is:

90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C (lowest passing grade)
60-69 = D
0-59 = F

All percentages. The only form of grading curve we ever have is that sometimes, some merciful teachers, if they see that not one person made an A, might bump everyone up a letter grade. It's never happened in any of my classes, but I've heard the legends.

That's college, though, I don't know about high school grades.

Than the only thing I can think of is that American exams are easier.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:19 PM   #23
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70-79 = C (lowest passing grade)

Really? I've always known a D to be passing, just really badly and barely.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:21 PM   #24
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #25
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The fact that all of you guys have different kinds of rules for these grades, says enough really. There's no standard at all in the USA.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #26
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Than the only thing I can think of is that American exams are easier.

Could be. If I knew any Dutch students I'd ask. I know the Indian students say that our lower-level classes are easier and upper-level classes harder, while the students from the UK say the classes are just hellish deathtorture. The Chinese students seem the find it all about the same. The one Saudi Arabian guy I've met says the maths and sciences here are the same, the humanities are harder. I've never spoken to any of the Korean students, because every single one I've met has been SUPER shy.

Apparently the Illuminati New World Order is taking its sweet damn time with standardizing education.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #27
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At the university level, the grading system is usually the standard ten point thing, but professors can choose to deviate from it and have any grading system they choose
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #28
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the grading schemes probably look funny because many mid/upper division classes in US colleges are curved. so if you are comparing the percentages for certain grade requirements across countries, those are the results you will see.

edit: also it wouldnt make sense for american universities to have standard grading schemes because many have a different curriculum for the same program. not only that, but professors who teach the same class at the same university might have different requirements for an A since they give different tests, some of which are harder, therefore the curves are different.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:26 PM   #29
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In my university (Strathclyde in Glasgow), anything above 70% is usually a First (the top grade), with 40% being the passing grade. This is the same as most UK universities.
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In my university (Strathclyde in Glasgow), anything above 70% is usually a First (the top grade), with 40% being the passing grade. This is the same as most UK universities.

This sounds even worse.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #31
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This sounds even worse.




According to Wiki, a First is the equivalent of an American 4.00 GPA.
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At my college in order to get an A+ in a class you needed to average at least 97% in the class.
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Then the only possible solution that remains is that Dutch and english exams are more difficult.
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Then the only possible solution that remains is that Dutch and english exams are more difficult.
Or that your grade list from your shit-tier university is inaccurate.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:05 PM   #35
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So I find it very strange that you can do 15% wrong and still get the highest grade available Do you people think that the USA grading scheme is flawed in that sense?

Um...what? In the USA, an A+ is like over 95% correct. An A is between 90% and 95% correct. B = between 80% & 89&. C = between 70% & 79%. And so on. I'm fairly certain that wikipedia is wrong on this, because I've never heard of a case where a student gets an 85% and gets an A+.

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Or that your grade list from your shit-tier university is inaccurate.

I would go with this. US universities still remain highly respected, on the international level. Your grade list is just inaccurate.

Although, I won't go so far as to call your university "shit-tier", because I'm sure that it's not.
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Or that your grade list from your shit-tier university is inaccurate.

It is on Wikipedia too :p, with links to actual research. you guys were my samples that confirm it.
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The UK probably has a higher standard of education thus an A in one of your schools is harder to achieve than in ours

said the student working his ass off for A's in a US school.
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In my university (Strathclyde in Glasgow), anything above 70% is usually a First (the top grade), with 40% being the passing grade. This is the same as most UK universities.


Yeah at my Uni (Portsmouth), its the same as that. In Mechanical Engineering, i struggle to get into the 50's/60's Thats down to pretty average teaching, hard subjects which make little sense 70% of the time and that all gets topped off with my brain being as absorbant as a brick.
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Um...what? In the USA, an A+ is like over 95% correct. An A is between 90% and 95% correct. B = between 80% & 89&. C = between 70% & 79%. And so on. I'm fairly certain that wikipedia is wrong on this, because I've never heard of a case where a student gets an 85% and gets an A+.

No it says our 8 or 80% are equal to American A's. Maybe not that American 80% are A's. It makes a lot of sense. I get it now.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:08 PM   #40
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you can't distinguish between someone who is not good, but a very hard worker and someone who is a genius.

i'm pretty certain that's impossible to do with any exam at all
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