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What do you think is a bad grade/ mark in school?

4 a complete failure
2 I'm happy or would be happy if my child got enough to pass or at least show they tried
2something else not covered
0Anything lower then an A is unacceptable

they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 7-May-2015 8:39pm  
I don't know how to answer this. I was going to answer it based on my own grades, but it seems you might be asking about my child's grades. For me, I'm unhappy with anything less than an A. I don't want a 92% either. I expect myself to get a 97% or more. I ended this past semester with a GPA of 3.87 and I'm disappointed in myself.

For my daughter, I'd be happy with As, Bs, and Cs.
posted 8-May-2015 5:09am  
This is relative to each and every child. If they are trying and not just blowing off school then what grade they get is a good grade, even if they fail the course.
Perseverance is the key the grade is unimportant. For both my kids and grandkids if they are having trouble in school I will go meet with the teacher,
to find what the teacher thinks is the problem, but most importantly to discover what method the teacher uses to teach.
I have met a few teachers that are just downright surly and sarcastic to my inquiries (usually ones where the kids are having problems),
I think they see it as an affront to their ability to teach, and in some it is a problem, but certain kids respond better to certain types of teaching.
posted 8-May-2015 10:22am  
F failure
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 8-May-2015 1:01pm  
In the US, C or below.
posted 8-May-2015 5:54pm  
Anything lower than B. But it depends on the class and how well other people are doing. Everyone should get A in art class just for trying and putting an effort, while math and physics can be more objectively measured.
posted 9-May-2015 12:42am  
posted 9-May-2015 1:05am  
A and B are good, C+ and C are acceptable. Anything less is bad.
(reply to Iseult) posted 9-May-2015 1:08am  
> Everyone
> should get A in art class

laughing out loud So those that actually deserve an A should get the same grade as everyone else. Okay...
(reply to Zang) posted 9-May-2015 1:15pm  
Well, art is very subjective. And you shouldn't be penalizing children for being born without talent for arts, as long they put effort in their work.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 10-May-2015 12:03pm  
At my school, we had letter grades (A - E) for effort and number grades (1 - 5) for attainment. So someone who worked really hard but wasn't very bright could theoretically get an A5 and someone who was bright but didn't do any work could get an E1. In practice, it was uncommon for the top letter grades and top number grades not to go together. However, it did mean that kids who just weren't very academic could be recognised when they were working hard. The better teachers, definitely made the effort to do this. If I had a child who wasn't academically bright, I would be very satisfied with them getting A or B grades for effort, no matter what they got for attainment. Conversely, if I had a bright child who could get high attainment grades, I wouldn't care too much about the effort as long as they were decent people and I could see that they were putting actual effort into something meaningful, even if that was outside of school.
posted 10-May-2015 8:10pm  
A C.
I know that some people try and that's as good as they can do..but myself and those that I've known, a C was a sign of slacking off. Even a B is a bad grade if you're just half-assing everything.
It's all about effort.
(reply to Iseult) posted 10-May-2015 8:11pm  
I literally got a B in Art 1 because my teacher said my painting looked bad. But I tried!
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 10-May-2015 8:37pm  
I remember being happy with B+. Also, A- I rather liked (not as showy as an A or A+, but still an A, an edgier A). C is average, but average is BAD.
posted 11-May-2015 12:16am  
C is okay, but kids should try for an A. If you try for a C and miss, you get a bad grade.
(reply to llamamama) posted 11-May-2015 8:32pm  
I don't agree with your teacher's methodology.
(reply to Iseult) posted 12-May-2015 12:19am  
Art is about self expression. As long as the art successfully conveys what the artist meant to express, that's an A in my book.
posted 12-May-2015 3:19pm  
I guess a complete failure, like me: as a teenager, I spent most of my school years at the bottom of the class for most subjects. I eventually left formal education aged 16; ultimately ending up at university.
(reply to LindaH) posted 12-May-2015 5:38pm  
How do you measure that?
(reply to Iseult) posted 12-May-2015 6:08pm  
It's unmeasurable, really.
(reply to Iseult) posted 12-May-2015 6:15pm  
Me neither. She was not the best.

Incidentally she wasn't there the next year, so there's that.
(reply to Iseult) posted 13-May-2015 9:54pm  
Cooking is subjective. Music is subjective. I'm sure there are lots of classes we could give everyone As in and them they can go to Art School and Culinary School and continue to get top marks.
(reply to Zang) posted 14-May-2015 9:38am  
I'm talking about the elementary/middle school.

College/university is another ballgame. Kids don't get to chose what classes they take. Teens/adult make a consciuos choice what they study and they will usually pick what they're good at.
posted 15-May-2015 10:16am  
I still have my high school report card from the Class of 1975 it is interesting to look at
(reply to Iseult) posted 15-May-2015 11:15am  
So one straight A Art student gets to high school and hits a brick wall while another sails ahead.

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