Absolute vs. Relative Grading in the Classroom


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In absolute grading, ________.

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1. In relative grading, ________.

2. In absolute grading, if a student receives a score of 83 out of 100, what letter grade is the student likely to get?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly determine how much you understand about absolute and relative grading with this quiz/worksheet assessment tool. For this quiz, you must be able to understand aspects of each system and when it's best to use either one.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You must be able to demonstrate the following when you use this assessment:

  • Identify specific aspects of both grading systems
  • Select which letter grade a student would be given if they earn an 83 out of 100 using absolute grading
  • Understand when using relative grading is a good choice
  • State which letter grade would equal 88 out of 100 in the relative grading system

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what is involved in both of these grading systems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when it's best to use relative grading
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what letter grades are assigned for specific scores in each of these systems

Additional Learning

Score more information about this topic when you use the lesson titled Absolute vs. Relative Grading in the Classroom. You can learn more about the following:

  • Which absolute grading system is the most common in the U.S.
  • What institutions tend to use the relative grading system
  • In what way the relative grading system is fair