Increasing Final Average; Decreasing R-Score

Increasing Final Average; Decreasing R-Score

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Henri Takahashi Massicotte started this petition to Dawson College Academic Dean and

We are concerned about the impact of the continuously increasing final averages on our r-scores. This inflation of the average due to the grades of those who filed for an incomplete course being excluded could potentially alter our future academic opportunities.

The class average serves its purpose by indicating how well a group of students understood the topics presented. However, this indicator has become increasingly inaccurate, unreliable and unmeaningful as the amount of considered grades decreases. Therefore, it fails as a tool to measure the performance of an entire class. This defect has direct consequences on the r-score which has the power to impact our future. Thus, this situation benefits some who are in the position to file for an incomplete class to the detriment of others although all have been affected by the current pandemic. Consequently, this system seems to disregard our hard work and determination through these difficult times.

We request that all grades above 50% including those who requested an incomplete be considered in the final average. This way, the r-score would be calculated the same way as before the pandemic which included failure above 50%. Moreover, students who filed for an incomplete are still able to be considered without unreasonably impacting the r-score of the other students.

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