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#1 SparklyUnicorn

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:50 PM

what is an "E" for a grade?

 

Saw this mentioned in another thread and asked, but I'm dying to know.

 

I never heard of an E.

 

 



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:55 PM

I saw that thread. My guess is that it's the next lower grade from a "D."  I never use letter grades, so I have no idea. I prefer % or just the number right out of the total. 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:56 PM

I know about A, B, C, D, and F

 

I always wondered what happened to E, but, nope never saw an E.

 

 



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:56 PM

I'd assume E stands for Excellent. That's the system we used in elementary school in NYC when we were kids - E, G, S, N, U. Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Needs improvement, Unsatisfactory.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:57 PM

I'd assume E stands for Excellent. That's the system we used in elementary school in NYC when we were kids - E, G, S, N, U. Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Needs improvement, Unsatisfactory.

 

No see I don't think this person meant excellent.  She was upset her kid was bombing tests and said he is getting Es.

 

I don't know what an E is.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:58 PM

I have seen it stand for excellent, effort, and failing (falling below a D)  So the context is really important


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:00 PM

Maybe it's a new progressive term. Exceptional Failure. 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:00 PM

Oooh, or Epitome of Failure. This could be fun. 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:01 PM

I would think it is the same as an "F".    

We had "E"s in grade school and didn't use "F" until high school.  They were both the same.  


Edited by LuvToRead, 20 March 2017 - 03:02 PM.

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#10 SparklyUnicorn

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:01 PM

Oooh, or Epitome of Failure. This could be fun. 

 

:lol:

 

that's extra fancy...like pinky up in the air fancy


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:03 PM

I have seen another use--"conditional failure"  Purdue uses this:  http://www.purdue.ed...res/grades.html

 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:05 PM

:lol:

 

that's extra fancy...like pinky up in the air fancy

 

It's probably a private school then.  :laugh:


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:08 PM

She was upset her kid was bombing tests and said he is getting Es.

I don't know what an E is.


E is a compassionate pass when I was in 11/12 grade and as an undergrad. It means that student technically fail the course but not bad enough to need to repeat the course. It was for gettting 40-50% or 45-60% depending on where the range for a D grade ends.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:08 PM

Effectively Failing?


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:09 PM

In the UK, an E is the lowest passing grade on exams like A levels.


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#16 SparklyUnicorn

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:11 PM

Effectively Failing?

 

epoch fail

 

:lol:


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:19 PM

I'd assume E stands for Excellent. That's the system we used in elementary school in NYC when we were kids - E, G, S, N, U. Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Needs improvement, Unsatisfactory.


That's what I remember from one elementary school I attended.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:25 PM

No see I don't think this person meant excellent. She was upset her kid was bombing tests and said he is getting Es.

I don't know what an E is.


E is failing, below D, where I live. Nobody really says "F."

A = 90%+
B = 80%+
C= 70%+
D=60%+ (for many classes, this is too low to go to the next level)
E=50%+, which is failure.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:27 PM

At my daughter's school (independent, private),  E stands for "Exceeds expectations"

 

Grades are:

D = Does not meet expectations

N = Needs improvement

M = Meets expectations

E = Exceeds expectations

 

Sometimes they'll add a + to the grade (ie. M+)

All grades are accompanied by a detailed narrative.  

 

They only use these designations for 6th and 7th grades.  For 8th-12th they go to numbered percentage grades.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:30 PM

E was "Exceeds Expectations" in elementary school for me (scale was E, M - meets expectations, U - unsatisfactory). Then, E was failing (scale was A,B,C,D,E) in Junior high. Then, E got dropped at my first high school and they went from A,B,C,D for passing to F for failing. Then, finally, at my boarding school for 10-12 grade, a D was failing, and there was nothing lower. College did A,B,C,D,F again.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:34 PM

wow, so much variation

 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:42 PM

Where I grew up, E was failing. (Of course, Quill lives near where I grew up.) We didn't have F's. We just stopped at E. It was failing the same as F elsewhere.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:45 PM

So weird, I've never heard of E used that way.  It was always excellent or exceeds expectations.  Around here there is only A, B, C, and F.  Anything under 70 is considered failing.

 

I didn't realize it varied so much.


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#24 SparklyUnicorn

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:49 PM

So weird, I've never heard of E used that way.  It was always excellent or exceeds expectations.  Around here there is only A, B, C, and F.  Anything under 70 is considered failing.

 

I didn't realize it varied so much.

 

Oh in my experience a 70 is a C -



#25 FriedClams

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:27 PM

I thought standard grading was:

Passing grades:
Outstanding (O)
Exceeds Expectations (E)
Acceptable (A)

Failing grades:
Poor (P)
Dreadful (D)
Troll (T)
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#26 SparklyUnicorn

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:30 PM

I thought standard grading was:

Passing grades:
Outstanding (O)
Exceeds Expectations (E)
Acceptable (A)

Failing grades:
Poor (P)
Dreadful (D)
Troll (T)

 

Troll...LOL

 

My younger kid once asked me what Z is.  If that stands for "unteachable". 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:25 PM

Troll...LOL

My younger kid once asked me what Z is. If that stands for "unteachable".


It stands for zombie. As in, you really need some braaaaaaaiiiiiins.
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#28 TechWife

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:48 PM

In my area it would be "exceeds expectations." 



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:51 PM

E was Excellent or Exceeds Expectations when I was in school. We got those type grades in elementary and on non-graded extras like PE and band/music or things like conduct.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:03 PM

I thought standard grading was:

Passing grades:
Outstanding (O)
Exceeds Expectations (E)
Acceptable (A)

Failing grades:
Poor (P)
Dreadful (D)
Troll (T)


😅. I would have gotten straight O's, if I could have taken Potions and Transfiguration, rather than Algebra 2 and Chemistry! (Don't be fooled by my Muggle birth.)
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:04 PM

When I was in elementary school E was for Excellent. We were graded on E, S (satisfactory) or U (unsat). My intermediate and high schools used ABCDF.

 

I recall, ages ago, hearing about some school districts changing the letter grades from ABCDF to ABCDE. I think the idea was to eliminate/reduce the negativity of "F is for Failure".



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:20 PM

  Anything under 70 is considered failing.

 

 

I had a horrible PE teacher in middle school.  She decided to give us a test--stand at the basketball free throw line and throw 10 free throws--

 

10 A

9 A-

8-B-

7-C-

6-D-

5 or less F

 

I think of this (unfortunately) every time a watch pro basketball players shot free throws and consider how many would perform at a below average or failing level in her class.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:14 PM

I had a horrible PE teacher in middle school.  She decided to give us a test--stand at the basketball free throw line and throw 10 free throws--

 

10 A

9 A-

8-B-

7-C-

6-D-

5 or less F

 

I think of this (unfortunately) every time a watch pro basketball players shot free throws and consider how many would perform at a below average or failing level in her class.

 

 

We had that in gym class in high school.  We had to swim and were graded on our dives.  I got an A on my front dive a B on my back dive and a C on my front flip.  It knocked me down a few spots in my class rank.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

Around here, Z is (or was, anyway) "never showed up for class".



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:06 PM

I have never heard of it as anything than Excellent.  

 

We are in the PNW, but I have attended or my kids attended: 

BM public Elementary, middle school, junior high, high school.

Online public

home school

Umbrella home school

Hybrid home school

Secular private

Religious private

Special needs (IEP) in traditional school

Special needs in therapeutic day school

 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:08 PM

You can likely search online and find the school's handbook.  It would explain the grading structure.