summative

adjective
sum·ma·tive | \ ˈsə-mə-tiv , -ˌmā- \

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Some educators have said a single letter grade oversimplifies the complexity of schools, but research shows nine out of 10 parents prefer a summative rating such as letter grades, according to Paige Kowalski of the nonprofit Data Quality Campaign. Trisha Powell Crain, AL.com, "Grade for Alabama K-12 system to be released Thursday," 11 Jan. 2018 Those indicators will be weighted to create a summative rating for each school, district, and the state based on a 100-point scale. Trisha Powell Crain, AL.com, "What is Alabama's plan under the new federal education law?," 11 Oct. 2017 Saturday Night Live is a place, in general, of sanitized centrism: edgy, but not too edgy; summative rather than argumentative. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "'Let Us Eat Cake': The Tina Fey Effect in 2017," 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of summative

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of summative was in 1881

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