Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 9 Nov 1994 to 11 Nov 1994

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 9 Nov 1994 to 11 Nov 1994
From: Kat Nagel <KatNagel -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 1994 16:14:25 -0500

Caryn wrote:
"What is a 'marking period'?"

'Marking period' is educational jargon. It is (roughly---VERY roughly) the
high-school equivalent of a college 'term' or 'quarter' or 'semester'.

As I remember it, most elementary, middle and high schools have 6 marking
periods during a school year. Kids get a letter grade and comments from
their teacher, but the _real_ grade (the one that goes on the transcript)
comes at the end of the year.

Theoretically, the grades for the individual marking periods are averaged
and combined with the grade for the final exam, if there was one. In
practice, kids could coast along with C's or even a D or three, get a 96 on
the final exam, and an A for the course.

@kat katnagel -at- aol -dot- com
A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest---unless acted upon by
some outside force (milk, mouse, tuna, dog, vacuum cleaner).
====from "Cat Physics" by Mendenhall====

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