|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 26, 2002, 3:14|
Quoting Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>:
> but most college exams in the US
> are scored on a 100% scale: A (the best) = 90 -
> 100%; B = 80 - 89%; C = 70 - 79% etc.
Odd. IME in Texas, a "C" is always 75-79% (inclusive), a
"D" 70-74% (inc.) and an "F" anything 69 and below (inc.),
both at the secondary and at the tertiary levels. Texas
schools in my experience also come down hard on grade
inflation -- never experienced it until I came to Chicago.
Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally,
Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right
University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of
1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter.
Chicago, IL 60637