Advocates argue letter grades aren't a good measure of student learning and that pass/no pass grading in certain courses could be a better alternative for first-year students at the University of California.
I knew this year would test my personal code of ethics about grades: Effort and improvement should supersede a grade.
Dropping D's and F's and working with students to master the material is seen as a way to improve learning and boost equity.
An extra year in high school, a Pass or No Pass option and minimum graduation requirements would help undo damage from the pandemic.
EdSource reporters share insights on grading students, measuring English learner progress and new California State University chancellor Joe Castro's priorities.
Many districts are seeing surges in Fs and Ds during distance learning, prompting a revision of expectations and policies around grades.
California school districts have for the most part resumed A-F grading for the 2020-2021 school year, despite students learning from home.