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That little shove being promises of Kaminari-related fangirling, of course. ^_^

And for the record, itís hard to read, but the grade is a 71 (out of 100). I donít know how schools in other countries - or perhaps even other states - handle grading, but in my experience in a high school setting, anything below 65 is failing. Hence, itís not really a fantastic grade at all. But if everything up to that point has been failure, then yeah, it DOES show improvement and willingness to put in effort.

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I-am-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh jesus, this makes me so glad that 50% is a passing grade in my schools, which makes a 71 a half-way decent. It'd be considered a B-.
00001235 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
is B- bad or good for a B grade? e.g like A+, A- or A* im confused with marking schemes and i finished uni about a year ago and got a good job but the lowest passing grade for sixth form in England is Get B or Higher or get a C or below find some other school that'll accept you for sixth form (Sixth form is the only way to get in to uni in  UK
WhycantIdraw Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
At my school the lowest passing grade is a 69.5.

Our system is weird.
akaCaitlinne Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my school, 50 percent of the points gets you a pass. We're lucky. :D
Dinomaster75 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
i need 65 to PASS
14bj337 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Given how closely Rain is looking at the paper, I have a feeling her math grade may not be the only thing of her's that's failing. Theory: upcoming story arc in which Rain gets glasses! ...Or, given her eye situation, maybe a monocle.

Seriously, though, this page is mostly expository, with some Aunt Fara - Brother Arthur interaction. Fara's face in panel 2 reaffirms her genuine concern with Rain's performance in school; not only is she her guardian, but she's also a teacher herself. Funny: Rain may be excellent at "passing", but she's having trouble "passing" math! ...Okay, maybe that wasn't very funny. Back to the page at hand, we get to see more of Brother Arthur being the "friendly teacher" type, the incorruptible sort who values hard work and wants all his students to pass. As far as Fara and Arthur go, they get along right now; I wonder, though, if the parent-teacher relationship and the teacher-teacher relationship will coincide or contradict at all. I definitely look forward to see Brother Arthur's personality becoming more fleshed-out.

And that's about it. As I said before, a mostly-expository page with very little emotional drama going on. Not to say that this makes it a bad page - such pages are often necessary - just to say that I can't go very deep into what's going on.k
michtdieglassun Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
My state (California) has a amazingly low standards-
90-100%- A (****ing amazing, apparently)
80-89%- B (Still great)
70-79%- C (What you are expected to do)
60-69%- D (A bit below our standards, but whatever)
0-59%- F (The only "Failing" grade)
whitefox00 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I thought it said "A". xD
AyakoAngel14 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My high school is 60-plus is passing (D or above). And F is just failing, so as long as you don't have an F you're passing lol I feel like this is because of other schools nicknames for us ("Baked Academy", a lot of people are on drugs or drunk, or even 14 year-old kids who are dealers), but it's a lot like this in other places.
themusicmarionette Featured By Owner May 2, 2012   Writer
At mine school, anything below 77 is failing.
michtdieglassun Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Those are standards I can get behind! :P
What country?
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Writer
Yeah she gave her a push all right by not letting her do Kaminari related stuff and a tutor. As far as i understood it in my high school a D was passing though not very well. In my college for the class to count it must be a C or better. So she would have been passing at my school though not by much.
Zain-a-k Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
In England -
90%+ is an A*
80%+ is an A
70%+ is a B
60%+ is a C
(anything below that is a fail)
50%+ is a D
40%+ is an E
30%+ is an F
Anything below that is a U (ungradeable).
chitttick1 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Anything below a 60 is failing at my high school I think for the entire city, but I/m not sure about the rest of the state's grading policy.
Dagar00 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist
In Poland, we use 1 - 6 grades. However, how many points you need to get in order to pass depends on particular school's status. In my high school it looked like this:

1 (insufficient): 0-45 (That one is the only "Not passing" grade)
2 (Acceptable): 46-55
3 (Sufficient): 56-71
4 (Good): 71-85
5 (Very Good): 86-94
6 (Excellent): 95-100

BTW, how is she planning to graduate with having failed nearly all math tests? Maybe It's the difference between education systems in Poland and USA, but it seem logical to me that you have to to have avarage passing grade from every subject in order to graduate.
whitefox00 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Schools (and many teachers) in America are really reluctant to fail children. We feel the need to have many divisions of grades (A, B, and so on), but A, B, C, and D are all generally considered 'passing'. Only an F is a failure (there is no E, for some reason). Many teachers will only count the tests as a certain percentage of the final grade. 'Participation' is generally a large part of one's final grade. This applies for the most part at every level except college/university. Teachers there don't care as much (or at all) if a student is passing or failing.
Animasword Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Insert Final Fantasy Victory music here!*
DCHorror Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The grading scale from high school for me(Georgia):

69 or below - F
70 - D
71-79 - C
80-89 - B
90-100 - A
Ossiekins Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well, in Canada as long as your getting a 50 your good xD anything below that is a fail. I think that's a tad ridiculous...but basically a fail here is if you get an "R", so basically a 50 is a "F", which isn't enough to make you re-do anything, but it's enough that says: "never take this course again" or "take an easier level of this given course" to sum it up, it's basically the teacher saying "I never want to see you again" xD

but anyway....I like the expressions c: and I can't wait to keep reading more c:
Keveak Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Tempting with an object of fandom does seem effective, perhaps I should try it! :3

Wait... I am not an aunt. Curses! *Dramatically shakes fist at the sky*

I sadly cannot participate in the grades discussion, though. Danish grades rarely deal with percentages, although a C+ would be equivalent to a pretty decent grade. :)
dragon8writer Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
60 at my college, so that would count as a C-. STILL not great - but improvement is improvement?
LilMedicBoy Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
In my old school 50% was passing, but my friend's school was 70%
Ironically our school had 80% averages while his had like 65%
Razzp Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
In Texas everything below 70 is failing... So here she would have just squeaked by!
darksnow222 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
my high school that would have been 2 points above failing
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Writer
While it's hard to sense the general structure of the story when it's a webcomic, I can see this chapter as an episode, with the "plot of the week" being Rain having to pass her math test, and the story arc plot involving Rain and Rudy's developing relationship, Ky and Heather slowly realizing Rain's secret, and whatever is going on with Rudy and everyone else.
samrules4 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
surprisingly i don't study or even get a tutor and yet i have an A in my math class, maybe it has to do something about the main character being a higher grade level? or maybe i just find math easy
PieGuy993 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Some people (including myself) are just naturally good at math, I've never studied in my life but I've always maintained an A+ average in all my math classes. I love it personally! Easier for me
HiSenshi Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bribes always work better than punishments... ^^

...especially for a fangirl...I should know... XD

~ Hi-chan <3
CrazyChief Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Never question the powers of being a fangirl or fanboy it will always work out towards the fans
Doomdragon Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Quenton if they break up I'ma pee on yo cat =3=
greatpeople123 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
In my state, anything 50% or below is failing. So an A-D is passing.
Musetry Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
in my area, a 70 is just barely passing. But i know what you mean- different schools, different grading systems, right?
Zanudikkotik Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol in my school 70% is like really good- or what they call above average >_< I don't get it, but it does make me feel a bit better that it's not so bad that I'm getting a 75% in english >_< (my worst subject)
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
in my school, it was anything below 60 was an F so that would be a bit better
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Incidentally, in my college experience, that is true; 60 or lower was failing.

For whatever reason, my high schools said 65 or lower though.
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
well they were trying to make it easier back then so they changed it
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