Prom. Sec.

English translation: Promedio de la Sección: Average for the Section

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Spanish term or phrase:Prom. Sec.
English translation:Promedio de la Sección: Average for the Section
Entered by: MollyRose

16:31 Jun 4, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy / On a transcript from Venezuela
Spanish term or phrase: Prom. Sec.
This appears to be a transcript of the first trimester for a student in her 11th year of school in Venezuela.
Nivel: Educación Media. Curso: 5º año "B" (Term: 5th year "B") translation ok?
Número: 01 Fecha de entrega: 15/12/2017

PRIMER LAPSO (First trimester) translation ok?

Headings:
Áreas de formación
Evaluación primer lapso
Cualitativa
Definit.
Inas. (I found this is inasistencia, thanks to a previous Proz question!)
Prom. Sec. *****
Resumen de evaluación
Primer lapso
Segundo lapso
Tercer lapso
Nota promedio (same numbers in the column as in primer lapso)

Is it promedio secundario (starting in 9th grade?)? What does it mean? I don't think they use "escuela secundaria" in Venezuela; that's why I doubt it means average for secondary. The numbers (grades) in this column are close but not all the same as in the Primer lapso column.
MollyRose
United States
Local time: 21:39
Promedio Sección - Academic Standing
Explanation:
https://www.proz.com/kudoz/spanish_to_english/education_peda...

51. 46 Teniendo en cuenta que, la sección con el rendimiento escolar mas bajo es la sección “C” y calculando la media aritmética del promedio de las otras secciones “A, B, D y E”, se pudo determinar que el rendimiento de la sección “C” sigue siendo el menor. La media aritmética del promedio de las secciones “A, B, D y E”. 𝑀𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑎 = ∑ 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑜 𝑆𝑒𝑐𝑐𝑖ó𝑛 𝑁ú𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑜 𝑑𝑒 𝑆𝑒𝑐𝑐𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑠 = 14,69+13,26+14,83+13,37 4 = 14,04 Ec. (1) 𝑀𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑎 𝐴,𝐵,𝐷,𝐸 = 14,04 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑜 𝑆𝑒𝑐 "𝐶" = 13,24 < 𝑀𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑎 𝐴𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑚é𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎 𝑆𝑒𝑐 "𝐴,𝐵,𝐷,𝐸" = 14,04

https://es.slideshare.net/aeblancop/trabajo-final-andres

Academic Standing
What does it mean to be in “good academic standing”? What does it mean to be “subject to disqualification”?

When a student’s cumulative (overall) and current (most recent term) grade point averages are 2.0 or better, that student is in good academic standing. If either the cumulative or current G.P.A. falls below 2.0, the student is on academic probation.

A student whose current (term) G.P.A. falls below 1.5 in any term, or a student whose cumulative G.P.A. is below 2.0 after having been on probation the quarter before, falls subject to disqualification. Being subject to disqualification means that because of a low G.P.A., a student’s academic record must be reviewed by their College’s Academic Standing Committee, which determines whether the student will be permitted to continue enrollment at UCSC. Students who are not permitted to continue their enrollment are barred or disqualified.

https://advising.ucsc.edu/success/standing.html

I'm sure it means 'Promedio de la Sección' but I'm not 100% sure of the translation.


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Cursos, secciones y promedio de estudiantes por sección a nivel subgraduado en el Recinto de Río Piedras

Primer semestre 1995-96 al 2002-03

http://opep.uprrp.edu/prevopa/RRPFACTBOOK/FACTBOOK20022003/R...

According to Linguee (though it appears to be a different sort of section):

La cantidad promedio de alumnos por sección era de 28.2 y la cantidad promedio de alumnos por docente era 21 alumnos.
unesdoc.unesco.org

There was an average of 28.2 pupils per section and 21 pupils per teacher.

https://www.linguee.com/spanish-english/translation/sección ...

I hope I've managed to point you in the right direction.


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In the previous question I've posted, someone suggested '(student's) class percentile rank/ranking, which I prefer, even though only one person agreed with it.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2018-06-04 18:43:23 GMT)
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Have you heard of class rank but aren’t sure what it is? Maybe you want to know why class rank is important or how you can figure out what a good class rank is. And, by the way, what is a good class rank?

We have answers to all these questions! Read on to learn what class rank is, how schools calculate it, and how it’s important for your future.

https://blog.prepscholar.com/what-is-class-rank-why-is-it-im...

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I'm sorry MollyRose but I really don't know the right translation and I ought to get back to my own work. Hopefully someone will come along and clear up our doubts!
Selected response from:

Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 04:39
Grading comment
I wish I could do something for you all, but I can´t. The Lord can, however, so I pray that He bless you all extra for your help, and I expect He will.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
2 +3Promedio Sección - Academic Standing
Helena Chavarria


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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +3
Promedio Sección - Academic Standing


Explanation:
https://www.proz.com/kudoz/spanish_to_english/education_peda...

51. 46 Teniendo en cuenta que, la sección con el rendimiento escolar mas bajo es la sección “C” y calculando la media aritmética del promedio de las otras secciones “A, B, D y E”, se pudo determinar que el rendimiento de la sección “C” sigue siendo el menor. La media aritmética del promedio de las secciones “A, B, D y E”. 𝑀𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑎 = ∑ 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑜 𝑆𝑒𝑐𝑐𝑖ó𝑛 𝑁ú𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑜 𝑑𝑒 𝑆𝑒𝑐𝑐𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑠 = 14,69+13,26+14,83+13,37 4 = 14,04 Ec. (1) 𝑀𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑎 𝐴,𝐵,𝐷,𝐸 = 14,04 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑜 𝑆𝑒𝑐 "𝐶" = 13,24 < 𝑀𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑎 𝐴𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑚é𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎 𝑆𝑒𝑐 "𝐴,𝐵,𝐷,𝐸" = 14,04

https://es.slideshare.net/aeblancop/trabajo-final-andres

Academic Standing
What does it mean to be in “good academic standing”? What does it mean to be “subject to disqualification”?

When a student’s cumulative (overall) and current (most recent term) grade point averages are 2.0 or better, that student is in good academic standing. If either the cumulative or current G.P.A. falls below 2.0, the student is on academic probation.

A student whose current (term) G.P.A. falls below 1.5 in any term, or a student whose cumulative G.P.A. is below 2.0 after having been on probation the quarter before, falls subject to disqualification. Being subject to disqualification means that because of a low G.P.A., a student’s academic record must be reviewed by their College’s Academic Standing Committee, which determines whether the student will be permitted to continue enrollment at UCSC. Students who are not permitted to continue their enrollment are barred or disqualified.

https://advising.ucsc.edu/success/standing.html

I'm sure it means 'Promedio de la Sección' but I'm not 100% sure of the translation.


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Note added at 1 hr (2018-06-04 17:59:57 GMT)
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Cursos, secciones y promedio de estudiantes por sección a nivel subgraduado en el Recinto de Río Piedras

Primer semestre 1995-96 al 2002-03

http://opep.uprrp.edu/prevopa/RRPFACTBOOK/FACTBOOK20022003/R...

According to Linguee (though it appears to be a different sort of section):

La cantidad promedio de alumnos por sección era de 28.2 y la cantidad promedio de alumnos por docente era 21 alumnos.
unesdoc.unesco.org

There was an average of 28.2 pupils per section and 21 pupils per teacher.

https://www.linguee.com/spanish-english/translation/sección ...

I hope I've managed to point you in the right direction.


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Note added at 2 hrs (2018-06-04 18:38:07 GMT)
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In the previous question I've posted, someone suggested '(student's) class percentile rank/ranking, which I prefer, even though only one person agreed with it.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2018-06-04 18:43:23 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Have you heard of class rank but aren’t sure what it is? Maybe you want to know why class rank is important or how you can figure out what a good class rank is. And, by the way, what is a good class rank?

We have answers to all these questions! Read on to learn what class rank is, how schools calculate it, and how it’s important for your future.

https://blog.prepscholar.com/what-is-class-rank-why-is-it-im...

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Note added at 2 hrs (2018-06-04 18:47:46 GMT)
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I'm sorry MollyRose but I really don't know the right translation and I ought to get back to my own work. Hopefully someone will come along and clear up our doubts!

Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 04:39
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 117
Grading comment
I wish I could do something for you all, but I can´t. The Lord can, however, so I pray that He bless you all extra for your help, and I expect He will.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, Helena. So would a sección be a group of students? The same as a graduating class (promoción)? I'm thinking "Class rank" would work if this is the case.

Asker: Or could the section be referring to the "B" at the top of the page (Curso: 5º año "B")?

Asker: ... or to the particular class(room) for each of the subjects taken?

Asker: That's ok, Helena. I was really asking these questions for anyone who would read them and might have the answers. Thank you very much; your answers, quotes, and comments have all been very helpful. I'm thinking now that it is the average for all the students in the section (whatever that is), as Charles Davis said. I'm waiting to see if there's any expert out there to confirm.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charles Davis: I agree that it probably stands for "promedio de la sección", but this doesn't mean academic standing; it means the average mark/grade for all students in the section (i.e., class or group). So "section average" (or "class/group average").
50 mins
  -> Charles, thank you for your much appreciated help (and the 'agree')!

agree  JohnMcDove: :-)
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, John :-)

agree  Christian Nielsen-Palacios: I studied High School (and University) in Venezuela. In High School, there were 200 of us per grade, grouped into five "sections" of 40. I was in "Sección B", not better or worse than "A" or "E".
8 hrs
  -> Christian, thank you for the information - and for your agreement :-)
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