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Making the grade: Potential grading scale change could take place as soon as 2012

By Jessica Sabbah | March 2, 2011

DeKALB | Questions still surround the possible adoption of a plus/minus grading system at NIU. The Faculty Senate voted to recommend the implementation of the plus/minus grading system on Feb. 9. The proposal will now move to the Admissions Policies and...

In focus: Is the new plus/minus grading system for the better?

In focus: Is the new plus/minus grading system for the better?

By Northern Star Perspective staff | February 24, 2011

Jack Baker, columnist I hate the plus/minus system. I can't support a system that would lower my grade if I got a 90 percent in class, but then would not raise my grade if I got a 100 percent. It's supposed to bring about more accurate grading, but that...

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