Tag: grades

Homeschool-Friendly Colleges and Universities that Don’t Give Grades

Would you believe, some colleges don’t give grades? A number of reputable liberal arts colleges either de-emphasize the use of grades or do not issue any grades at all. They often use narrative evaluations as an alternative measurement system. In most cases, the rationale is that grades do not provide a clear picture of academic […]

Making the Grade

Grades are standardized measurements indicating the quality of a student’s work based on varying levels of comprehension within a subject area. Grades can be assigned in letters (A, B, C, D, F), in percentages (0%-100%), as a numerical range (1.0-4.0), or as descriptors (excellent, great, satisfactory, needs improvement). To arrive at a final grade, teachers […]