State Education

Laib, Steve A41 at MDBE.COM
Tue Jul 18 17:09:00 MDT 1995

For those of you who hate grading on a curve in college, try this.
In law schools the professors are generally required to create a curve in
which the results are something like this.
Top 2-3 Students get A grades
Next 5-10 students get B grades.
Middle of the road gets C grades
Bottom 5 or so Students get D grades
Consider what this does in a class of perhaps 100 people, and where this
kind of curve must be applied, even if everyone in the class gets in excess
of 90% of possible credits.
It is the only instance I know of where a 90% score is nearly failing.
Kind of makes you wonder what the school is trying to do.  Turn out
qualified students or trying to break their spirit.
Steve Laib
Atty. and Philosopher

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