grading scale

grading scale

A method used to present an assessment and recording of the severity of a condition. Grading scales are usually organised in five stages of increasing severity, from grade 0 (normal) to grade 4 (severe). There are many grading scales assessing a variety of conditions. Commonly used scales are: van Herick's technique and Shaffer classification of the width of the angle of the anterior chamber using a slit-lamp or gonioscope, respectively; Efron grading scales for contact lens complications, a set of 16 anterior ocular complications such as, conjunctival redness, corneal neovascularization, corneal oedema, epithelial microcysts, corneal infiltrates, papillary conjunctivitis, etc. Other grading scales are used to evaluate cortical cataract, nuclear cataract, subcapsular cataract, inflammatory cells and flare in the anterior chamber, retinal arteriovenous crossings, cup-disc ratio, etc.
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It was the best day of my life, so I couldn't agree less with the idea of implementing a new grading scale.
com's grading scale, which is based on successfully processing various methods of payment, tax compliance, streamlined automation, volume of transactions and customer support.
There is a general view that a grading scale would be a good idea, and while we would have to talk it over with the clerks of courses and the Jockey Club inspectorate, I would suppose the `1' would be slow and `5' fast.
is the educational goal, as in much of primary school, a 90-80-70 grading scale may not only be appropriate, but essential to maintaining educational standards.
Hoping to reward hard-working college-bound students and boost their grade-point averages, a group of parents wants the Conejo Valley Unified School District to use a five-point grading scale on advanced placement and other college-level courses.
Kennedy, scored one full point above the national average on AP exams, based on the five point grading scale.
CIBA VISION has put together a student pack which includes a wratten filter, product guide, grading scale, an 0.
That's an ``F'' based on a typical high-school grading scale.
Florida's own accountability system, however, which uses a more sophisticated A to F grading scale, is both more accurate and more successful at identifying the schools most in need of improvement, according to a new study published in the fall issue of Hoover Institution's journal Education Next.
Today's eye care practitioners should certainly be using a suitable grading scale in practice as it has been shown to be superior to traditional verbal descriptors in terms of reliability and repeatability.
Before Action Comics #1, there was no such thing as a superhero or a man who could fly," notes Fishler, who created the 10-point grading scale which today is used universally to evaluate the condition of comic books.
This is the first time that the Better Business Bureau issued ratings on a grading scale.