Agnitus Global Grading System
We just introduced our new global grading system and would love to hear your feedback.
What are grades and how are they calculated?
Our new percentile based grading system is just one more way that Agnitus is helping you to be a part of your children’s adventure in learning! In addition to our detailed Skill Reports, which continue to show you your children's accuracy with each kind of activity, Agnitus’s grades now give feedback about how each child’s performance compares to others.
As your children play, the accuracy and speed of their performance is compared to children of the same age from around the world, with "grades" being awarded as follows:
A+ reflects a performance only demonstrated by the top 10% in the world
A reflects a performance only demonstrated by the top 20% in the world
B+ indicates a performance well above average
B indicates a performance just above average
C+ indicates a performance just below average
C reflects a below average performance
F may indicate when additional assistance or time is needed to develop a skill
These are not your typical "grades". And that's a good thing! They do not reflect whether or not a child has mastered particular content. That is what you can find in our general "Skill Reports". What the "Grade Reports" communicate, is how well a child is performing, over time, compared to their international peers. Only once enough information has been gathered from a skill's games can a grade be calculated. Your child may need to play a skill's games for a few days before a grade will be shown. And grades can change over time, but only when a child's rate of learning changes, accelerating or slowing down.
It cracks me up to hear that people don't like the F and/or the grading system as a whole. You do not have to share the child's grades with them, it just gives you a way of judging progress.
I think you have some bugs to work out. The reports say that my 3 1/2-yr-old is at a 5-yr-old's ability for visual scanning, yet shows the grade as F. Similar grade/progress correlations are in other areas a well.
Caury Smith commented
I personally suggest to remove the "F" grade, and replace it with anything else, but.. The "F". My son is autistic, he has "enough" failures in this world... Nothing like having an app, reminding him that he's a failure.
Grade inflation exits here too.