A few weeks ago, I was researching the effects of grade inflation. I stumbled upon an article that was pro-grade inflation, and I found material to write about (after a month of being busy, I am glad to be back on here). It was an interesting article to say the least, but quite concerning.
So I’ll break down this article here and add in my commentary:
“A zero has an undeserved and devastating influence, so much so that no matter what the student does, the grade distorts the final grade as a true indicator of mastery. Mathematically and ethically this is unacceptable.”
Oh really? So let’s say I don’t know a single thing on a test, and I get a zero. Well I certainly haven’t mastered anything if I don’t know the material at all. Or maybe I do know the material, but I never turn an assignment in. The…
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