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Should I Give My Student Pass/Fail Grades?

Should you use letter, number or pass/fail grades on your homeschool transcript?




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Guest - Merry on Monday, 22 December 2014 11:14

Thanks. I have the Comprehensive Record Solution, and have read you say that some colleges don't include non-academic grades in the GPA--but I didn't see anywhere in the CRS where you address how one would do that for a high school GPA (how would you give a grade but not include it in the GPA).

Thanks. I have the Comprehensive Record Solution, and have read you say that some colleges don't include non-academic grades in the GPA--but I didn't see anywhere in the CRS where you address how one would do that for a high school GPA (how would you give a grade but not include it in the GPA).
Guest - Assistant to The HomeScholar on Monday, 22 December 2014 13:20

Dear Merry,
You can choose whether or not you want to add those grades or non-grades (as in a "pass/fail") into the GPA. I would simply define what I did in the "Notes" section of my transcripts.
Robin
Assistant to The HomeScholar

Dear Merry, You can choose whether or not you want to add those grades or non-grades (as in a "pass/fail") into the GPA. I would simply define what I did in the "Notes" section of my transcripts. Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Guest - Lee (website) on Monday, 22 December 2014 10:53

Merry,
If you really feel that uncomfortable giving a grade for PE, then just don't give a grade for PE - really! Don't stress! You are a school, and you get to determine your own school policy. If you need more help, consider getting the "Making the Grades" class located here:
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Merry, If you really feel that uncomfortable giving a grade for PE, then just don't give a grade for PE - really! Don't stress! You are a school, and you get to determine your own school policy. If you need more help, consider getting the "Making the Grades" class located here: http://www.thehomescholar.com/ala-carte/making-the-grades-online-training-detail.php See my blog for a coupon code for 80% off :) Or you can join the Gold Care Club if you would like to talk to me about it: http://www.thehomescholar.com/gold-care.php Blessings, Lee
Guest - Merry on Monday, 22 December 2014 10:09

Then, is it possible to give a grade but not include it in my highschool student's GPA? How would I make that clear? (And if I did that, would it mean not including grades for any elective/non-academic types of courses?)

Then, is it possible to give a grade but not include it in my highschool student's GPA? How would I make that clear? (And if I did that, would it mean not including grades for any elective/non-academic types of courses?)
Guest - Lee (website) on Monday, 22 December 2014 09:38

In a public school, they provide grades for PE, and homeschool parents can do that too. Sometimes we feel awkward, giving grades that feel subjective, but often school teachers may feel the same way. You can give a grade based on participation and compliance and feel confident. If you give a pass/fail grade, "some" colleges "may" convert that into a grade, and that would mean a passing grade could be a 2.0 when they calculate your GPA. Other colleges may not include the PE grades in their calculations at all! So In my opinion, you are better off providing grades in case they DO use it, but don't worry because many colleges will NOT use it. Still, I know some homeschool parents feel more comfortable not grading PE classes. However, ask yourself this: would the public school provide a grade? If yes, you can too!

In a public school, they provide grades for PE, and homeschool parents can do that too. Sometimes we feel awkward, giving grades that feel subjective, but often school teachers may feel the same way. You can give a grade based on participation and compliance and feel confident. If you give a pass/fail grade, "some" colleges "may" convert that into a grade, and that would mean a passing grade could be a 2.0 when they calculate your GPA. Other colleges may not include the PE grades in their calculations at all! So In my opinion, you are better off providing grades in case they DO use it, but don't worry because many colleges will NOT use it. Still, I know some homeschool parents feel more comfortable not grading PE classes. However, ask yourself this: would the public school provide a grade? If yes, you can too!
Guest - Merry on Sunday, 21 December 2014 23:35

Hi Lee,

What about using Pass/Fail just for PE classes? I'd rather not figure PE in my student's GPA--can that work?

Hi Lee, What about using Pass/Fail just for PE classes? I'd rather not figure PE in my student's GPA--can that work?
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