Schools grading scale

  1. So I'm just trying to figure out a way to challenge my schools grading scale. They use a jupiter system and according the schools policy you have to have a cumulative grade of 78 on your exams before they add your out of class works, projects, and other assignments that you work so hard to get done in order to pass the class. Then if u don't get the 78 for ur exams they'll deduct the amount u would've got from your out of class assignments. Now is this fair to anyone? How could I fight this grading policy I'm not sure if this is legal or if this school have the right to grade like this?
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  3. by   Quota
    They can grade however they want to. Plus if you can't do better than a 78 average on the exams you aren't properly learning the material. Nothing wrong with this policy.
  4. by   Isaac_
    Sorry to say that it is their policy, my school is pretty difficult as well except for the fact that you have to get 78% across all Nursing course exams to even just pass the class in general.
  5. by   Ibyn26
    Most of the things we're being tested on aren't covered in the class. The professor just use PowerPoints and don't teach at all. You're pretty much responsible for teaching yourself
  6. by   Ibyn26
    Well I spoke to a friend of mine who's a professor at another college and she said she never heard of a grading policy where you have to average a 78 cumulative exam grade before everything else is added. Then if you don't everything you've done is a zero and it's minus frm the grade you get. So if test grades cumulative is a 77 then they'll minus 12 points for everything else that you've done
  7. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from Ibyn26
    Most of the things we're being tested on aren't covered in the class. The professor just use PowerPoints and don't teach at all. You're pretty much responsible for teaching yourself
    That is the nature of adult learning. You will not be spoonfed information- you have textbooks and other resources to rely on. There is simply no way to cover all of the information that needs to be learned in nursing school during classroom time.

    It could also be that PowerPoint presentations are not a match for your learning style- try taking a learning styles inventory and seeing how you learn best. Then you can apply that to how you study outside of class.
  8. by   Ibyn26
    So this school can have a grading policy like this that weren't mentioned during the orientation process? I'm sure if myself and so many other students were given this information we wouldn't have committed.
  9. by   Quota
    Quote from Ibyn26
    So this school can have a grading policy like this that weren't mentioned during the orientation process? I'm sure if myself and so many other students were given this information we wouldn't have committed.
    Why? As I said before if you can't do better than a 78 average on the exams you aren't learning the material. It's not an unreasonable standard.
  10. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Quote from Ibyn26
    So this school can have a grading policy like this that weren't mentioned during the orientation process? I'm sure if myself and so many other students were given this information we wouldn't have committed.
    It's not in your handbook? Our grading policy is pretty clearly written out.
  11. by   Ibyn26
    Thanks @Quota ...
  12. by   Ibyn26
    No it's not in the handbook and we weren't given a handbook during the orientation process. So from I'm gathering this is completely ok for my school have a grading policy like this
  13. by   203bravo
    Quote from Ibyn26
    according the schools policy you have to have a cumulative grade of 78 on your exams before they add your out of class works, projects, and other assignments that you work so hard to get done in order to pass the class.
    You say that you were not told about this policy during orientation nor did you receive a handbook that made you aware of the policy... exactly when were you and your classmates made aware of the policy?? 1st day of class, was it on the syllabus, or just the other day when you and your classmates missed the required exam average??

    IF you were made aware at the start of the semester (quarter, class, whatever) then you really have no leg to stand on to fight the grade... if you were not made aware (in any form) until after you had failed the course.. then you may have a slim fighting chance.

    Best of luck.
  14. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Quote from Ibyn26
    No it's not in the handbook and we weren't given a handbook during the orientation process. So from I'm gathering this is completely ok for my school have a grading policy like this
    When were you given a handbook? We have to sign ours before we can start classes.

    Is this a for-profit school?

    And yes, it is completely okay for a school to have a grading policy like this. The school can actually do whatever it wants.

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