The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Beckie Supiano
How precisely can professors evaluate students' work? That question was at the heart if a recent debate over whether to change the grading system at Eastern Washington University.
Eastern Washington had long awarded course grades on a 4.0 system, in which grades are given to the tenths decimal place, offering many more options for professors than the more conventional letter system. Instead of awarding an A or an A-minus, for instance, professors might give a 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, or 4.0.
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