The Grade Scale
By: Owen E
In this past year there has been a change in the grade scale, and people have mixed feelings on it. Depending on their personal grades, their opinion may differ.
The new grade scale is a normal ten percent difference, the old one used to be a 7 percent difference. The ten percent grade scale makes it to where you can have a grade within a ten percent range for a specific grade (A is 90%-100%, B is 80%-89%, C is 70%-79%, D is 60%-69%, and an F would be a 0%-59%). The old grade scale was a 7 point scale (A was 93%-100%, B was 85%-92%, C was 76%-84%, D was 75%-70% and an was 0%-69%).
Some people like Bradyn Allen love the new grade scale. He says, “It has saved his grades like three times now to make the honor roll”. I agree with Bradyn. I personally love the new grade scale because it makes it a lot easier to make the honor roll.
While there are some people who do not like the scale, I personally know some people in my family who say, “It does not prepare us as much for college”. Which even if you do support the new scale you probably agree, the old scale was much more challenging which could help prepare the students. However, it could also be a lot more stressful.
I feel the new grade scale is beneficial because it not only will give a better name to our school by giving us better grades, it will also boost the students confidence and work ethic by making them feel more self gratitude and appreciation. Even though a three percent difference in a grade scale does not seem like much it changes the game by a landslide. A ten point quiz is very common and with the old grade scale if you got a 9/10 that would be a B grade and now it would be an A, which helps a lot.
In conclusion there are a lot of mixed feelings in the grade scale but the majority of students enjoy the new one. I hope other students find more self confidence in their grades with the new grade scale.