On another post Anonymous wrote:
My child asked me what I thought of this in the Sunday Parade magazine.
Marilyn: I teach at a public high school. Our administrator has been
pressuring us to "pad the grades." For example he says students should
be given "50" no matter how low they score on an assignment. His
argument is that on the five-point GPA scale A = 4, B=3, C=2, D=1, and
F=0, so the same ratio should apply to percentage grades. Many teachers
at my school would be indebted to you if you could help prove him
wrong." Name withheld, Baltimore.
Nice try, Mr. Administrator!
First, you can't justify modifying the grading scale at your school
unless other schools follow suit. (And if they do, you won't improve
your school's standing.) That said, let's look at the proposal's logic.