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Postby tadwelessar » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:23 pm

each country has its own system for school marks, can you explain me how does it work in yours?
In Italy marks are form 0 to 10:
0 – you don’t open your mouth
1 – you open your mouth but all you say is wrong
2 – you say something but you’re sleeping and you talk about the last football match
3 – seriously low
4 – less seriously low
5 – nearly pass mark
6 – pass mark
7 – fair
8 – good
9 – over every forecast (I took this one from “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”)
10 – excellent

usually teachers never give 0, 1 or 2

with this numbers, teachers use ½, + and –
½ means + 0.5. e.g. 8 ½ = 8.5
+ means + 0.1 e.g. 8+ = 8.1
8++ = 8.2
– means – 0.1 e.g. 8– = 7.9
8– – = 7.8
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Postby klewlis » Tue Nov 18, 2003 4:08 pm

In Canada the system is left up to each individual school. My highschool was on a 5 point system for overall marks, but the standard letter system for individual marks. Colleges and universities can use either 4 or 5 point grade systems, and most still use the letter system as well. I know of a couple of universities that use a 7 or 9 point system. Even the letter grade system varies from school to school... so I guess there is no absolute standard ;)
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Postby Clemens » Tue Nov 18, 2003 4:25 pm

Here in Austria there are grades from 1 to 5:

1 Sehr gut - very good
2 Gut - good
3 Befriedigend - satisfactory
4 Genügend - sufficiant
5 Nicht genügend - fail
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Postby benissimus » Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:03 pm

In America....

A = Excellent 90-100%
Converts to 4 points

B = Good 80-89%
Converts to 3 points

C = Average (Pass) 70-79%
Converts to 2 points

D = Below Average (Barely pass, not enough in some cases though) 60-69%
Converts to 1 point

F = Fail 0-59%
Converts to 0 points


And then each letter can have a +, -, or no symbol to indicate how high or low you achieved within that letter grade is added (except with an F).
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Postby Skylax » Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:58 pm

Clemens wrote:Here in Austria there are grades from 1 to 5:

1 Sehr gut - very good
2 Gut - good
3 Befriedigend - satisfactory
4 Genügend - sufficiant
5 Nicht genügend - fail


I think it was the traditional system in Germany, wasn't it?

I know a little song that shows that a "4" was not so "genügend" :

Und der Fritz auf der Schule
Schrieb im Aufsatz 'ne Vier
Und da spielte ihm der Vater
Auf dem Südpol Klavier


(I can only translate it into French. Can you please translate it into English?)
"Et François à l'école
Eut un Quatre pour son devoir
Alors son père lui joua
Du piano sur le "Pôle Sud" (= le postérieur)"
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Postby Emma_85 » Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:54 pm

In Germany (in RLP at least) it's from 1 to 6, both 5 and 6 are a fail, otherwise like what Clemens described. You can also have + and -

The MSS (Mainz school system) is also like that:

We have marks from 0 (worst) to 15 (best)

0 is worst

1 to 3 is a very bad (a fail)

4 to 6 is enough (although 4 is still sort of like a fail)

7 to 9 is average

10 to 12 is good

13 to 15 is very good

That is the old marking system from 1 to 6, with 0 points being a 6, so that 7 is a 3-, 8 a 3 and 9 a 3+ like. 15's a 1+.
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