Normally, I don't really get bent out of shape about things, as I tend to be a pretty calm individual. Yet there is this thing that seems to be flooding schools in the province I live in (Alberta, Canada) called the 'No Grades, No Zeroes' system. This is an actual thing and it seems to be one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of...
Basically, what it means is that people who go into the schools, they are no longer allowed zeroes (so even if they get everything wrong, they need to be marked right on at least one thing) and, also coming up quickly, teachers are no longer allowed to give students actual grades. I'm not kidding. If they pass, it is 'acceptable' and failure is 'unacceptable'. They are no longer allowed to say how much they get right and wrong. This is an actual thing and it appears to be getting into quite a few schools up here. The county I schooled in as I was growing up has now taken on this system. It's implied that this system allows the schools to not have to work as hard to get maximum funding.
Personally, I think the very idea of this is moronic. How, exactly, is a university going to be able to tell if you should get in based off of 'Acceptable' and 'Unacceptable'?
Anyways though, I was wondering how widespread this was. Have you ever heard of anything like this in other countries or in different parts of Canada? I'd love to hear a few opinions. heh Thanks.