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Grading Systems and Scales

Every homeschool has some sort of grading system. Grading scales and systems vary a great deal and become of greater importance in the high school years. Gradeing is not an exact science, even public and private schools differ in how they apply grades and the subjectivity of the teacher plays a large roll in what grade the student is awareded. Ultimately it doesn't matter much which grading scale or system you use, the most important thing is that you are consistent.


Typical grading scales

General Grades
  • A = Excellent, Outstanding, Superior Achievement, Completed assignment as required.
  • B = Commendable, Good Achievement
  • C = Acceptable, Adequate Achievement
  • D = Minimal, Poor Achievement
  • F = Failure, Unacceptable Achievement
Grading System
A+ = 97-100 B+ = 87-89 C+ = 77-79 D+ = 67-69
A = 93-96 B = 83-86 C = 73-76 D = 63-66
A- = 92-90 B- = 80-82 C- = 70-72 D- = 60-62
GPA Scale
A+ = 4.00 B+ = 3.25 C+ = 2.50 D+ = 1.75
A = 3.75 B = 3.00 C = 2.25 D = 1.50
A- = 3.50 B- = 2.75 C- = 2.00 D- = 1.25


Grading Guidelines for Highschool Credit
by HSDLA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association)
  Grading Scales and Calculating GPA (Grade Point Average)
The method of grading and calculating scores varies from country to country. Wikipedia outlines the various grading systems of a number of countries.


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