Talk:Academic grading in Canada

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Merge suggestion[edit]

I strongly agree with the suggestion that Academic grading in North America#Canada and Grade (education)#Canada be merged here. This is essentially a break-out of those sections into a full article. DoubleBlue (Talk) 16:10, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

As the proponent of the merge, I believe I should also express my support here. I actually don't think this issue will be controversial, so within a few days if noone opposes, feel free to perform the merge yourself :) --Waldir talk 16:58, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
I think they should be separate but only because the Canada specific article, while currently just a duplicate, is woefully incomplete. There are not province wide grading systems in place in many areas but rather school specific grading systems (ie: Queens University letter grading has an associated % range that does not correspond to say those at University of Toronto). In addition some universities use Grade Point Average systems that is not reflected in either article (example: Ryerson University uses GPA) JMJimmy (talk) 00:54, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
Is there even a compelling reason to have the "...in North America" article? How similar are American and Canadian grading systems? (And how different from grading systems elsewhere?) Perhaps that article should just be split and the content feeded/merged into the "...in Canada" and "...in the United States" articles. Same thing for Grade (education), which should just have a {{main}} link pointing here, or at most a small descriptive text. --Waldir talk 14:14, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
This should be a separate article, but as JMJimmy said, it is woefully incomplete. To stand on its own, this article needs further evidence of research into: differences between elementary, secondary, and post-secondary grading; regional and provincial trends in academic assessment; historical development of grading schemes; rationale for grading practices; etc etc. Wish I had the time to do this all myself! -- Whimper 26 August 2012 —Preceding undated comment added 13:37, 26 August 2012 (UTC)