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    names for grading systems

    i would like to know whether there are specific names for the following three grading systems:

    (1) Highest on scale: 100; lowest on scale:0 (is this called 'percentage grading')
    (2) Highest on scale: A; lowest on scale: E
    (3) Pass/ Non-pass

    Thank you for your help! :)

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    The first is called percentage grading, but I don't know of terms for the others.

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    The second is called letter grades, and the third is pass/fail.


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    Thanks- most of the exams I teach are graded A-E, but I've never actually heard the term used.

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    Whatever happened to F? We didn't have E when I was going to school. It was A, B, C, D, F.

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    If it's any consolation, it's still F here in Ohio.

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    F is still used in some exams, but others use D as a close fail and then just lump the rest together.

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