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SPNU Scale

SPNU Scale: uses four marking categories: Superior, Pass, Needs Improvement and Unsatisfactory. This scale is used in courses focused on skills, participation, and collaboration. SPNU is used in grades K–4 for non-core courses, in grades 5 and 6 for PE, and for all grades to assess term projects. The students in grade 12 will receive SPNU grades for his/her college counseling class and senior project.


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SPNU Scale

S

Superior

P

Pass

N

Needs Improvement

U

Unsatisfactory

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Simple A-F Scale

Simple A-F Scale: uses five marking categories: A, B, C, D, F. this scale is used for courses focusing on the mastery of specific levels of thinking and material retention. Simple A–F Scale is used in grades K–7 for all courses that are not assessed by SPNU scale as described above


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Simple A-F Scale

Grade
A
B
C
D
F

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Qualified A-F Scale

Qualified A-F Scale: Uses twelve marking categories: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F. This scale is used in all courses taught to students in grades 8–12 to prepare the student for the system that most colleges use.


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Qualified A-F Scale

Grade Grade Point Grade Percent
A 4.0 >=92.5%
A- 3.67 >=89.5%
B+ 3.33 >=86.5%
B 3.00 >=82.5%
B- 2.67 >=79.5%
C+ 2.33 >=76.5%
C 2.00 >=72.5%
C- 1.67 >=69.5%
D+ 1.33 >=66.5%
D 1.00 >=62.5%
D- 0.67 >=59.5%
F 0.00 <59.5%

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AP Exam Conversion

For courses in which the student took an AP exam, the Final Grade is determined in accordance with the conversion rules summarized in the AP Conversion table below


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AP Exam Conversion

AP Exam Result Cumulative Course Grade Final Course Grade
  A to C A
5 C- to D A-
  D- to F B+
  A to B A
4 B- to C A-
  C- to D B
  D- to F C
  A to B+ A
3 B to C+ A-
  C to C- B-
  D+ to F C
  A to B B
2 B- to C- C
  D+ to D C-
  D- to F F
  A to B+ C
1 B to C- D
  D+ to F F

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