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Thursday, 30 June 2011
07:03:13 PM (GMT)
Got my scores back!

Please pretend you all care for me, I'm excited.


Spanish exam grade: A! 
Specifically a 92%. Okay, it's not an A+, but I had the dates of the exam wrong and
didn't study. I got an A only with my honest-to-god knowledge of Spanish, not through
cramming. Yay!

Earth Science exam grade: A! 
Specifically a 90%. Alright, still not an A+, and it actually took a lot of studying
to get my grade that high. Still, an A's an A and I won't feel down about it!

Global History exam grade: A+!
Specifically a 99%! I know I got that question on Desmond Tutu wrong, but with a
ninety nine that means I got every other multiple chose right, full points on all the
document based questions, and highest marks on the thematic and document based
essays. I'm psyched!

English final assessment grade: A+!
Specifically a 98%. Upon reflection, maybe I shouldn't have written then essay worth
a fifth of my yearly grade at three in the morning the day before it was due, but
hey, I did that on every assignment all year, and I never got less then a one hundred
present on those. (Except poetry, which I handed in late. I don't like writing
poetry.)

Geometry exam grade: C.
Specifically a 75%. I spent easily three times as many hours preparing for this exam
than any of the others to get this grade. 
Yeah, my lowest grade is in the area I put the most work into. But! Now that you
understand that I can sink as many hours as I like into math without ever being
successful, how about I tell you that scoring as high as I did was enough for me to
pass the class, meaning that working so hard all year wasn't a total waste?
So, yes, my geometry grade is the epitome of averagness, and I'll have to explain
that to college admissions officers in a couple years.


BUT DUDE, A'S IN EVERYTHING EXCEPT MATH, AND EVEN THERE I'M NOT A FAILURE. My sense
of self worth survives another year of public education! Whoo!

(Electricity, sculpture and P.E, did not give a final examination, but I aced those
classes as well.)

Next year I'll be in advanced placement U.S history, honors English, physiology (I
will be be first Junior in my school to take that class), and... A two year math
class. I'll also be dropping tack and field to audition for the musical (Hairspray,
if you're wondering), and my first summer cross country practice is today. Busy
year!


So, anyone else want to share some exciting grade news?
Last edited: 4 July 2011

Comments 
‹TonTon› says:   30 June 2011   726571  
I say yey, congratulations, and send virtual hugs. and kitten hugs to
cheer you up for the accursed math.
 
‹-赤い激怒-› says:   30 June 2011   813685  
CARING
... I miss the possibility of an A+...
Our school had a chance to talk to tutu or go to an event or sommat.
 
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   1 July 2011   835712  
*clapclapclapclap*

I don't think I could get As even if I tried my hardest. Good job!
 
‹SqueeneyTodd› says:   1 July 2011   291004  
Yay! Good job! :D

We only get the letter grade for exams, no percentages. 
Ah, World History, you were probably my best grade. <3 That class was
great.
Yeah, Geometry was my worst grade, too. Mom wasn't too happy with my
semester average, but I think it was okay. >.>

Aaaand somehow, I got a B on my digital communications class. A
freaking B in KEYBOARDING. I don't know what I did wrong but I'm
pissed at myself for getting a B in such a blow-off class. Other than
that, I'm very happy with my first end-of-the-year exams.
 
tiggerlemon101 says:   4 July 2011   258309  
I totally understand the math failure, don't worry about it!!! 
Otherwise (I guess not otherwise- math is HARD)
congratulations!  What amazing results.  I seriously hope mine go that
well.  
 
Kirti says:   4 July 2011   405221  
@Any_kun 
@Miss_roleplay1995 
Thanks you guys! Now I'm free for the summer, whoohoo!

@Alice_POX 
That trip would have been so expensive! And no A's? Do you have a
different grading system? 

@animeaquamarinemermaid 
Congratulations! Should we be bad-at-geometry buddies together?

@tiggerlemon101 
Argh, please don't call it a failure. It's nowhere near what I'd call
"success", but I passed the thing. Anyway, thank so much! I saw your
kupitweet say you aced your history test too! Any other results
come in yet? 
 
tiggerlemon101 says:   4 July 2011   543141  
@Kirti 
Ahhh, sorry!  I use that word waaaaay too easily. :$

Unfortunately, no, I won't know until I get my report card.  I just
happened to see that teacher in the hall while I was waiting for my
dad to pick me up after the exam and he had run the Scantrons through
the machine a few minutes before. 
 
‹-赤い激怒-› says:   4 July 2011   523103  
@Kirti 
No A+s. Our grades of 0-4 convert to grades incomplete to A, but no
A+s. 
 
tiggerlemon101 says:   6 July 2011   639948  
I just realized that this is really different from the waythe
Canadian system works.
>50 = R
50-53 = D-
54-56 = D
57-59 = D+
60-63 = C-
64-66 = C (Which is more what I was thinking when I used the word
failure)
67-69 = C+
70-73 = B-
74-76 = B
77-79 = B+
80-85 = A-
85-92 = A
93-99 = A+
100=A++ (only some teachers use this)

What, exactly, an A+ is actually varies between the teachers, but it
doesn't really matter much at all because we use number grades for
everything unless it's a rubric assignment.  A+ tends to fall
somewhere between 90 and 95.
Even amongst the teachers that use A++, there's variation.  Some have
it at a 97 or anywhere in between.
 
Kirti says:   8 July 2011   476308  
@tiggerlemon101 
How odd. The regular American system classifies anything below a sixty
as an F. (F is for failure.) 
In recent years schools have been taking up the
less-self-esteem-shattering later U. (Underachieving Expectations or
something like that. Whatever, it's a failure.)
A D is 60-69, with D+ and D- being the percent points nearer or
further to sixty nine respectively.
70-79 is therefore a C, 80-89 a B and so on.
A one hundred is lumped in with 97, 98, and 99 as an A+ (nineties
scores 96 and below aren't good enough to be A+. 94-6 is an A, lower
then that is an A-.)
The only time I've heard of an A++ being awarded is if the student
also completed enough extra credit that their grade exceeded one
hundred percent. Having a 97 be considered beyond the highest possible
achievement seems rather absurd, but I suppose it depends on the
difficulty of the course. 
 
tiggerlemon101 says:   8 July 2011   599460  
@Kirti 
All good points.  Like I said, we don't use letter grades, really. 
Everything comes out in clear as day numbers, so it's all wonderfully
easy to figure out. 
 
Kirti says:   8 July 2011   243321  
@tiggerlemon101 
Also a good point. I think letter grades are there to simplify the
system for generalizations, though. You can say "I'm an A student" if
your grades are generally in the nineties. If everything was done by
specific percent points the only fallback would be everyone totting
out their GPA all the time, and those can be misleading. 
 
tiggerlemon101 says:   8 July 2011   323649  
@Kirti 
See, here being an A student is great but not amazing.  I don't say
I'm an A student; I say I'm a 90 student.
I like your way better.   
 
Kirti says:   10 July 2011   669812  
@tiggerlemon101 
A isn't amazing? I thought that was one of the things the A stood for!
(Just kidding. Sorta.)

There are joke meanings for the letters, you know? Like "F" for
"Failure", "D" for "Dunce", "C" for "Competent", "B" for "Better" and
"A" for "Amazing". (The letters don't actually stand for
anything.) 
 
tiggerlemon101 says:   10 July 2011   108518  
@Kirti 
When I was little I used to think they actually stood for that stuff. 
Like in grade one.  xD 
 
‹Panda  Bear› says:   20 July 2011   530637  
Congratz! I also mastered the History area :D
 
Kirti says :   20 July 2011   884462  
@KishiiKawaii 
Congratulations, that's great! 
 

 
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