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Old 01-29-2018, 03:57 AM
 
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I'm not for all zeros being 50s, but I am for dropping a zero if it's an anomaly. Look at these two sets of grades:

100..............85
95................79
0..................80
99................72
96................89
100..............88

Both of these sets produce an average of 82, but they represent very different students.

The student on the right is a B student. The student on the left is an A student, who had one bad night and didn't do a homework assignment. (Maybe their hamster died, maybe their little sister broke her arm and they spent the night in the ER, maybe...whatever.) A zero drops the student a whole letter grade, which represents an inaccurate picture of this student's ability. (A 50 would drop the average, but only to a 90.)


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