from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a system of grading in which a student simply passes or fails instead of receiving a traditional letter grade: a pass-fail course.
- n. This kind of a grading system.
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- adj. Describing a form of examination etc in which the student either passes or fails without receiving a specific mark or grade
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Currently, the auditor's opinion included in every annual report is "pass-fail": Either a company is fairly presenting its financial statements in the auditor's eyes, or it isn't.
And he has apologized repeatedly for his 2008 vote in favor of the federal bank bailouts, a pass-fail test for conservative activists.
These questions and many others I have about how effective I was in teaching my students will be up to me to answer; my official evaluation will be nothing more than a rudimentary pass-fail assessment of my efforts and my efficacy with my students.
But critics say the law fosters a blunt pass-fail approach that does not account for academic growth and penalizes schools that are performing well by most measures.
"The interest for investors in the U.K. banks will not be in the pass-fail results but in their exposure to places like Italy and Spain," said James Babicz , head of risk at business analytics company SAS UK.
He said that just like with fighter pilots, tiny, tiny errors are pass-fail.
Cornum defends the assessment to Hagerty as merely a helpful resource for soldiers, saying,There's no pass-fail, nothing happens.
The eight banks tested that had capital below the pass-fail mark--a 5% core tier 1 ratio under a stressed economic scenario—are required to take remedial action.
This was not pass-fail grading, this was "A+ or fail" grading.
We must replace the law's pass-fail school grading system with one that would measure individual students 'academic growth and judge schools based not on test scores alone but also on indicators like graduation rates, learning rates, teacher performance, and school quality.
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