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Sound Off!: How Estelle Failed Lunch Duty

Steven Unruhe 

March 2008, Volume 101, Issue 7, Page 484

Abstract:
Arbitrary grading policies directly determine whether some students will pass or fail a course, regardless of their content mastery. This article shows how a standard 100 point scale, with a 70 required for passing, can lead to a failing grade for a student who would pass under a different framework because of how a zero skews an average. The author argues that this discrepancy is unfair to students and should be changed.

Keywords:
Administrator
Article
Assessment / Testing
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Theory