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grade down

To give someone a low grade or score on something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "grade" and "down." I'll grade down anyone who hands in a sloppy book report. I hope the teacher grades Joey down for talking during my presentation.
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grade someone down (on something)

to give someone a low ranking, rating, or score on some performance. I had to grade you down on your essay because of your spelling. Please don't grade me down for a minor mistake.
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grade down

v.
To give someone a lower rank or score, usually with respect to something evaluated: The teacher graded me down on my English test because of my terrible penmanship. The driving instructor graded down our group because we weren't listening.
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A* grades down from year In Northern Ireland this year, 30.5% of boys and girls received an A.
And when Finn realises John Paul has marked all his grades down, he isn't happy...
We note that one of the criteria used is the 2012 GCSE English results, results which were contested in the High Court and recent research has now added to the anger of schools because it confirms Ofqual's (qualifications watchdog) work in moving grades down for certain syllabuses in certain schools; this will be the subject of a further legal challenge no doubt.
TOP GRADES DOWN NATIONALLY, the proportion of A-level candidates awarded top grades has fallen for the second year, amid a rise in students taking science and maths.
"It's also great that they are also going to be distributed through the age grades down to grass roots to support the continued production of young Welsh talent.
Ducks up, grades down - that's the finding of a study by three University of Oregon researchers.
In South Wales many candidates bucked the national picture generally - which saw the number of A* and A grades down slightly this year.
S&P lowered the rating 2 grades down to aBa and kept it in the revision list with anegativea forecasta.
Reduced But it was announced this week that the Irish prize money grant from their government is to be considerably reduced, although significantly they are keeping the top grade races at the same level and reducing the lower grades down.
He was a defector from a very lucrative Handicap Chase at Newbury on February 28th when looking to have a claim and today's contest would be a few grades down from that calibre.
However, the committee did say that one of the three main examining boards, Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR), 'felt pressurised by the QCA' to keep grades down. Last year's disaster should not be allowed to overshadow the benefits of the new A-levels, the committee said.
(1) These, however, are collapsed systems in which adjacent categories are combined to keep the number of grades down to a manageable level.
"Our aluminum has mostly stayed domestic, but all the coppers from number two grades down has mostly gone overseas," he notes.
The drop in results at Meols Cop High School in Southport is the biggest drop in a Merseyside school, from 39% 5+ A-C grades down to 27%.