# Does any other school do this?

<p>In my school we have it so that if you receive a 5 on the AP exam, the teacher will go back to your transcript grades and change your class grade to an A. Same for a 4=B, 3=C, so forth.. this is only if your class grade was lower. Say you have an A all year round, they're not gonna lower it to a B just because you got a 4. I'm just curious if any other school does this or if it's just my school.</p>

<p>wow. nothing like this in my school. Does your school get a lot of 5's?</p>

<p>lolol. at my school, if you get a 3 then they go back and give you an A if you didnt already have an A. this is coming from a school where the average passing rate on ap tests is like a 20% or something, lolol. not to mention that its ridiculously easy to get an A in these classes in the first place, haha.</p>

<p>my school doesn't have this, but i have heard of other schools that do</p>

<p>Depends on the class here, though most of them follow</p>

<p>5 = A
4 = A
3 = B
2 = C (?? I'm not sure if this exists lol)
1 = nothing</p>

<p>For bio, though, you have to get an 87 in the class and have the teacher like you, more or less. lol</p>

<p>In calculus, there are caps to the number of letter grades you can change.</p>

<p>In chemistry, 5 = 2 letter grades up, 4 = 1</p>

<p>yeah, weird, i know.</p>

<p>My calc. teacher had this policy a few years ago. He had to stop because the school didn't want to teachers to constantly change grades. However, my teacher was more generous. If you could manage a 3 or higher he would give you an A-no questions asked. </p>

<p>However, he was such an freakin' crazy teacher (random midterm level difficulty tests, 8AM-2PM Saturday reviews and AVG of 3 hours of HW) that about 80-85% of the kids get 5's anyways. >_< He could also explain stuff really well. He ended up giving the majority of the class A's, the end result was a 100% pass rate. (He was elated by this!)</p>

<p>Wow. I would really love that at our school.</p>

<p>No my school doesn't do that. But the grades you get are representative of you AP Exam score. For example, I got B's and B+'s in AP Euro and got a 4 on the exam.</p>

<p>Hm, that actually kind of makes sense if you don't want your school to appear grade deflated.</p>

<p>lol that's really cool... that would be nice if my school did that...</p>

<p>(although... i seem to remember my chem teacher bumped my grade from a B+ to an A cause i got a perfect score on my SOL--that's the statewide test that everybody has to take in like every subject in virginia)</p>

<p>Yeah, my school doesn't. In fact I got a 5 on the AP Human Geography exam and I got an 88 in the class second semester.</p>

<p>Likewise, I got a 86 first semester in AP World History, but managed a 5 on the exam.</p>

<p>Teachers in my school aren't allowed to go back and change stuff.</p>

<p>I'm guessing they don't use this procedure for AP classes in the senior year, because what's the point?</p>

<p>where do u guyz live where the school system changes your grade based o the ap exam? i so want to move there :)</p>

<p>Depends on the teacher for my school. My APUSH teacher will give a 12% boost for 5, 10% for 4, and 8% for 3. World history teacher has some other system too. I heard it was illegal to lower grades for a test that the school didn't write but it was legal to add points for it because it's something like extra credit.</p>

<p>My Calculus teacher was, to my knowledge, the only one who would do that, and she's gone this year so I don't know if the new Calculus teachers will do the same thing. She only did it for 5's, though. It was nice for me because I made a B 2nd semester and she bumped it up to an A because I got a 5.</p>

<p>Last year, the APUSH classes had something like four or five people get 1s and one person got a two. You have to understand that NOBODY has ever gotten a 1 on ANY AP course (school makes you apply to get into an AP course). Needless to say, the history department chair came into each APUSH class this year and lectured us for a while on how a monkey can get a one, etc...Don't know what happened to those people who got 1s, I imagine they were forbidden to take any more AP courses...and the twos were probably limited to one AP course a year.</p>