Teacher didn't change a 59 TO D

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Op you haven't answered whether or not there is an IEP and if it was followed. If that were the case you should have started with that.

A 59.10 does not round up.
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Especially in a foreign language, you aren't doing your kid any favors by passing when they didn't learn the material. Clearly your kid needs to repeat Spanish 1 before he moves on to Spanish 2. He also clearly will need a looooot more support to fulfil is foreign language requirements. It might be time to call an IEP meeting and see what needs to change for the future.
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Anonymous wrote:TIL that there is a letter grade E. In my high school it was A, B, C, or F for anything below a 70. In college I learned that some schools let you "pass" with a D, which was surprising to me. Now we have Es?

The E grade has been used in MCPS forever. It's really not a big deal. E is the same as "F for failing". They just use the letter because it's the next letter in the alphabet after D. Like I said, really not a big deal. As for Ds, yes you can "pass" a class with a D, but it doesn't help you transcript-wise so it's your loss if that's what you earn.


No, they got rid of the F because it is associated with "Fail" and it would absolutely be terrible to suggest to a kid that they failed at anything. Even if they did.


Yes, my understanding is that MCPS got rid of Fs years ago because of the feelings it gave kids....which is ridiculous, but whatever. Least of my concerns about MCPS these days.

When was that? Because I graduated from MCPS in '92 and E was the norm.


I was a kid in MCPS in the '90s and that it was an E then and that justification of not wanting to use F for failure for fear of demoralizing kids is what we were told for why E was used.

I didn't say it was a new thing, but that has long been the stance on Fs in MCPS.

Unfortunately for them, colleges do not care about your feelings and don't mind handing out Fs on assignments or in classes so it's quite the wake-up call for MCPS kids once they step out of the bubble.


Who told you this? If it wasn’t a Central Office spokesperson, they may have been expressing a person opinion or just talking out of their rear end.

DS transferred into MCPS from a private school that used different letters and percentage cut offs. E was for exceptional and was basically a 95% or above. A was for Advanced which was 90-95% He had straight Es all through MS. When he entered Blair, it took a moment for him to understand classmates talking about Es.


I was a kid, so yeah, it definitely was not a central office spokesperson. But as I recall, when we asked our teachers why we don't get Fs like we see in the cartoons and TV shows we watch, that's basically what we were told.
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Anonymous wrote:TIL that there is a letter grade E. In my high school it was A, B, C, or F for anything below a 70. In college I learned that some schools let you "pass" with a D, which was surprising to me. Now we have Es?

The E grade has been used in MCPS forever. It's really not a big deal. E is the same as "F for failing". They just use the letter because it's the next letter in the alphabet after D. Like I said, really not a big deal. As for Ds, yes you can "pass" a class with a D, but it doesn't help you transcript-wise so it's your loss if that's what you earn.


No, they got rid of the F because it is associated with "Fail" and it would absolutely be terrible to suggest to a kid that they failed at anything. Even if they did.


Yes, my understanding is that MCPS got rid of Fs years ago because of the feelings it gave kids....which is ridiculous, but whatever. Least of my concerns about MCPS these days.

When was that? Because I graduated from MCPS in '92 and E was the norm.


I was a kid in MCPS in the '90s and that it was an E then and that justification of not wanting to use F for failure for fear of demoralizing kids is what we were told for why E was used.

I didn't say it was a new thing, but that has long been the stance on Fs in MCPS.

Unfortunately for them, colleges do not care about your feelings and don't mind handing out Fs on assignments or in classes so it's quite the wake-up call for MCPS kids once they step out of the bubble.

PP you're responding to. When I moved here for HS from Florida, I was surprised that MCPS uses E instead of F, as is the case in FL. When I asked, the answer was always because it's the next letter after D. Nothing about "fear of demoralizing kids", which was not even a concept in the 80's or early 90's.
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Does any other school district use E for failing grades instead of F? I’ve never heard of it until MCPS.
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Anonymous wrote:Op you haven't answered whether or not there is an IEP and if it was followed. If that were the case you should have started with that.

A 59.10 does not round up.



I am not sure if the IEP was followed, and not sure how we can tell if the IEP is followed in every class.
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Anonymous wrote:Does any other school district use E for failing grades instead of F? I’ve never heard of it until MCPS.


People outside of MCPS always look confused if I mention an E grade.
Not sure why MCPS would not stick with the standard A, B, C, D and F that is pretty much everywhere
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Anonymous wrote:I’m sorry for your sons low grade. Do you know the root cause of why he was doing poorly?



SPED kid with ADHD and other learning disabilities


That's not a reason for a low grade. Plenty of kids with disabilities thrive academically.



GMAB. Plenty do not. OP, is there an IEP/504 contained class that your kid could be placed in?
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Anonymous wrote:Op you haven't answered whether or not there is an IEP and if it was followed. If that were the case you should have started with that.

A 59.10 does not round up.



I am not sure if the IEP was followed, and not sure how we can tell if the IEP is followed in every class.


Well, it's good that you're an engaged parent, OP, particularly when you know your kid is struggling.
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59% is an F, not a D. So they shouldn't change it.
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He ended up with E for the semester for Spanish 1A. I just wish he would've emailed me or give my son extra credit so he could've passed the semester. He did but doing the 1st marking period, but improved a lot doing the second marking period.


Extra credit? Oh gosh. No wonder your son is failing -- he isn't being taught self discipline or how to take consequences and move on.
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Anonymous wrote:Op you haven't answered whether or not there is an IEP and if it was followed. If that were the case you should have started with that.

A 59.10 does not round up.



I am not sure if the IEP was followed, and not sure how we can tell if the IEP is followed in every class.


Schedule a conference with the teacher. Take your child and a copy of the IEP. Ask what caused the low grades. Ask what can be done to improve.
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Op, he ‘earned’ an E. End of story. This is the DC’s achievement or lack thereof.
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Anonymous wrote:Op you haven't answered whether or not there is an IEP and if it was followed. If that were the case you should have started with that.

A 59.10 does not round up.



I am not sure if the IEP was followed, and not sure how we can tell if the IEP is followed in every class.


It doesn’t sound like either of you are engaged in school. Sorry.

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Anonymous wrote:I'd be furious at my kid for getting a 59. That's their problem, not the teacher's
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Seriously this is mcps. If you do anything the teachers will help you.
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