I could really get behind this idea of doing away with the letter grades. I had so many experiences of bright students that had learned that in order to ‘succeed’ in school they only had to do the minimum to get the ‘A.’ I became frustrated with that mentality and began trying my own versions of self-assessment and peer-to-peer grading. I even approached my school councilor on the idea of not giving grades and was given the option to have my classes be pass/fail. Over all I think that it is possible for educators to change this way of grading even though it may take some effort and creativity.
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