“You shall not . . . Pass!”, or How to Figure Out What the Pass Grade Means

Finding grade equivalents from a diversity of different grading systems is a big challenge for the credential evaluator. From scales using points, ranges, letters, different combinations of letters, marks, word descriptors, or even geometric symbols, ana

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Credential Evaluation Tips for Chinese Grading Scales

As a credential evaluator, when I am working on a transcript, looking for the grading scale information is always one of the first things I do. Applying the correct grading scale is an essential part of credential evaluation, as the grading scale used fo

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New marking system at Schola Europaea Schools in Europe

The Schola Europaea Schools in Europe who teach the European Baccalaureate curriculum are now following a new assessment scale based on a decimal system with attainment descriptors and letter grades. The new marking system will come into force in three s

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Update on new GCSE 9-point grading system (United Kingdom)

Students taking their GCSE exams in English Language, English Literature, and Mathematics this summer received their grades on a new 9-point scale. The remaining subjects are still assessed according to the traditional letter grade scale. In the new grad

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Secondary school system and grading practices in Argentina set by provincial regulations

Secondary education in Argentina is decentralized with the provinces.  The different provinces can structure their primary-secondary education system as 7+5 (pre-1996 Reform) or 6+6 (according to the 1996 Reform). In fact, the reform was not implemented

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