Quota grading fosters competition over collaboration and does not reward improvement, argues Serena Mao HM ’25.
We should replace the letter grade system with an alternative form of evaluation to address school disengagement, says Kyle Greenspan PZ ’23.
We are not our grades, and this format of online learning is a reminder of that, says Aarushi Phalke PO ’24.
Pitzer’s return to traditional letter grades fails marginalized students during the coronavirus pandemic, says Luciénne Reyes PZ ’24.
A labor-based grading system similar to that at Hogwarts from the Harry Potter series may be worth considering, says Ben Reicher PO ’22.
Pomona students approved amendments to the ASPC constitution and a proposal to grade first-years on a P/NC basis their first semester.
A, B, C, D, F. Letter grades have always had a simplistic appeal; they allow us to judge our performance in a class with a mere symbol. Unfortunately, the reality of education is far more complex than the neatly distilled grades would have us believe. For starters, there is a