Grade Inflation, Grade Bias, and Grade Anxiety

Graded paper with a closeup of the D- grade and text 'needs improving!' written in red pen.

Connecticut Public Radio | September 2023

No two school districts, or even two teachers grade in the exact same way. Which means that grade bias is a real problem. So, two students who might have the exact same academic performance could receive two very different grades. With all this emphasis on grades, are students missing out on learning?

Today, on Where We Live, we talk about the history of grading, where the A through F system came from, and how some educators are rethinking the way we grade students.

We hear from one Connecticut school district that’s changing the way they grade their students. And we want to hear from you too. Is grade anxiety keeping you or your student up at night?

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