# forced curve

## Danish translation: normalfordelingskurve

#### Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
 English term or phrase: forced curve Danish translation: normalfordelingskurve Entered by:

 05:17 Jul 18, 2005
English to Danish translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
 English term or phrase: forced curve Grading on a forced curve in a class at school Eksempel på en vind/tab-situation Amerikansk tekst
 Local time: 09:10
 normalfordelingskurve Explanation:"Forced curve" Karakterene fordeles på forhånd Karakterene er forhåndsbestemt: 10 prosent av studentene skal få beste (A) eller dårligste ståkarakter (E), 25 prosent får B og D, mens 30 prosent av dem ender med middelkarakteren C. Nå skal dette innføres på alle universiteter og høyskoler. ENGLISH EXAMPLE No. 1: For example, there was, and is, a forced curve. This meant only 10% of students in each class could get A's, and an equal number had to get low passing or failing grades. ENGLISH EXAMPLE No. 2 Do there have to be a certain number of students receiving A’s, B’s and C’s? No. A forced curve is not permitted. If all students master the course objectives with superior proficiency, they all get A’s. Likewise, if the class hasn’t mastered the course objectives, the teacher is not allowed to “curve the grade”. Grades will measure an individual’s progress against the course objectives.
Selected response from:

Charlotte Langbeen
United States
Local time: 03:10
 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

4realtiv karakterskala
 Edith Goebel
4normalfordelingskurve
 Charlotte Langbeen
3forceret kurve
 Suzanne Blangsted

7 hrs   confidence:
forceret kurve

Explanation:
jeg gætter faktisk, men det ser ud som et logisk svar.

 Suzanne BlangstedLocal time: 00:10Native speaker of: Danish, EnglishPRO pts in category: 4

12 hrs   confidence:
normalfordelingskurve

Explanation:
"Forced curve"

Karakterene fordeles på forhånd

Karakterene er forhåndsbestemt: 10 prosent av studentene skal få beste (A) eller dårligste ståkarakter (E), 25 prosent får B og D, mens 30 prosent av dem ender med middelkarakteren C. Nå skal dette innføres på alle universiteter og høyskoler.

ENGLISH EXAMPLE No. 1:

For example, there was, and is, a forced curve. This meant only 10% of students in each class could get A's, and an equal number had to get low passing or failing grades.

ENGLISH EXAMPLE No. 2

Do there have to be a certain number of students receiving A’s, B’s and C’s?

No. A forced curve is not permitted. If all students master the course objectives with superior proficiency, they all get A’s. Likewise, if the class hasn’t mastered the course objectives, the teacher is not allowed to “curve the grade”. Grades will measure an individual’s progress against the course
objectives.

Reference: http://www.aftenposten.no/utdannelse/article653715.ece
Reference: http://www.folkeskolen.dk/articles/2000/18/debat/debat.htm
 Charlotte LangbeenUnited StatesLocal time: 03:10Native speaker of: DanishPRO pts in category: 81 corroborated select project in this pair and field

13 hrs   confidence:
realtiv karakterskala

Explanation:
Skalaen kaldes relativ når "udgangspunktet for karaktergivningen er en normalfordeling - i modsætning til den danske 13-skala der er en absolut skala hvor karakterer gives efter på forhånd fastsatte mål."

Reference: http://www.ciriusonline.dk/Default.asp?ID=194
 Edith GoebelLocal time: 09:10Native speaker of: Danish

#### KudoZ™ translation helpThe KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

P.O. Box 903
Syracuse, NY 13201
USA
+1-315-463-7323
ProZ.com Argentina
Calle 14 nro. 622 1/2 entre 44 y 45
La Plata (B1900AND), Buenos Aires
Argentina
+54-221-425-1266
ProZ.com Ukraine
6 Karazina St.
Kharkiv, 61002
Ukraine
+380 57 7281624