Factors That Determine Grades

Written by Diane Sievert
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The factors that determine grades can be simple or complex, dictated by the district administrators or established by the teachers, affected by little things like showing up to class with a pen, or bigger things, like passing the final exam. In the end, the factors that determine grades depend on the class, the student, the teacher and the school. There are, however, a few standbys that most educators rely on when determining their students' grades.

Some General Factors that Determine Grades

Almost all teachers use test scores when calculating final grades. You will rarely find teacher, especially at the secondary level, who does not use the occasional test to gauge a student's understanding of the subject matter. Therefore I think it safe to say that tests are one of the major factors that determine grades.

Another common part of grading is class work. Different teachers assign different types of class work, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a teacher who does not occasionally grade his or her students on some sort of class project. It is therefore safe to conclude that class work is another one of the most common factors that determine grades.

Daily participation grades and homework grades are also popular means of gauging student success, but not every teacher employs these particular kinds of measurement. Ultimately, the factors that determine grades vary quite a bit from teacher to teacher and class to class. It is the student's responsibility, however, to make sure he or she is clear on these factors at the beginning of the term in order to avoid misunderstandings later.


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Hi Tom, I have a different point about this idea, Spanish is a lagguane which overcomplicate, meanwhile some english lagguane experts are trying to make it easier, spanish lagguane experts are trying to keep it complicate. To try to make a lagguane easier is smart.I have a good ortography in spanish, but I learn this is not the more important. Now I don't give too much importance.I had read book about 1,700 in spanish, what was a good orthography then, is bad now.What is good or bad orthography changes across centuries in a way I didn't imagine at least in spanish.The reason because I agree with it is because is allowing to simplify english moving to a faster way to write.Don't personalize the problem, don't think in that lazy guys, think instead in a tendency, a tendency to develop and incorporate in the lagguane some kind of stenography.Don't think in what is better, else in what is more efficient, if you think the lagguane english as pl/sql and how to optimize it and make it more efficient it can change your point of view.:) Have a nice day, even when you think this is a stupid comment.