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ERIC Number: ED562659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
High School Grading Policies. Research Notes. RN-04
Camara, Wayne J.
College Entrance Examination Board
To obtain information on current high school grading policies, additional questions were included on the College Board's High School Profile in 1997. Results of the survey provide insight into the following grading policies across high schools: a large majority of schools (91 percent) use the traditional grading system A-F, or numeric grades; 92.2 percent use the same grading system for all academic courses; 90.1 percent report GPA; and 81.3 percent calculate a high school class rank. However, even with the high agreement on these general grading practices, a substantial number and proportion of schools (between 8 and 19 percent) do vary from the majority on one or more of these standard grading issues, which raises a number of concerns regarding the comparability of grading practices, and the comparability of grades, across schools and districts.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)