How can I convince a teacher to do this?

<p>We just had a math test today, and I got a 50 on it...I know, horrible. With the 50, my average is a C+ for the marking period, but without it, my average is a B- for the marking period. How can I convince my teacher to move the test grade to the next marking period? She originally said she would do it, but she went back on her word. Help? What can I do? I have never gotten a C of any form before on my report card. Thanks.</p>

<p>My first question is how getting an F on a TEST only drops your grade from a B- to a C+.</p>

<p>Second, getting a C wouldn’t be such a terrible thing. It wouldn’t kill your chances at college, and you need to do badly at some point. Kids today are so protected from failure and disappointment, we don’t know how to handle it when it does come around. Think of it as a life lesson.</p>

It can happen.
I missed one hwk assignment once and it dropped my grade to another grade level.</p>

<p>Just talk to your teacher about your concerns. Or just use it as a life lesson. Failure will not kill you</p>

<p>^I can understand one assignment affecting your grade a lot. What I don’t get is how failing one whole test ONLY drops her grade by one third of a letter.</p>

Well if it’s the only test that has gone into a grade book and it is weighed more than quizes, test etc then it can lower you a lot.</p>

<p>^No no no, I’m saying it SHOULD have lowered her grade more. I’d expect a 50 to drop her a whole letter grade, not just 1/3…</p>

Oh, okay. Sorry about the misunderstanding. I agree with you then.</p>

<p>Well, my math class has a test every 6 school days, so for us, one bad grade doesn’t mess it completely up.</p>

<p>We have a point system in our school, ie. some major assignments are worth 90 points, while this particular test was worth 48 points. Since I did well on previous assignments, it didn’t affect my grade too much, but it did affect it where it really matters (one grade level to another, rather than just dropping from a + to a -). I will probably talk to her again tomorrow and say that she suggested moving the test before, so she still should do it.</p>

<p>What are some more of your thoughts?</p>

<p>Teachers like to feel in power, try making him/her feel better about it by offering to do some extra credit assignment or something like that.</p>

<p>I’m from Jersey too, 1993 also. Maybe you failed the same test I did, haha.</p>

<p>Ohh. See, we use a TPS system too, but our tests are automatically worth at least 100 points. Something that’s worth 48 would be more of a quiz…so it was your word choice that tripped me up.</p>

<p>While I agree that it was wrong of your teacher to promise to move the test then not do it, you should also just suck up the fact that you didn’t do so hot. You can improve in the next marking periods to make up for it.</p>