Will grade-optional become the next test-optional trend?
Reported by EdSurge, while many universities moved to pass/fail grading as an attempted act of compassion during the pandemic, many students remained uncertain about the long-term ramifications of accepting that courtesy. Would a “satisfactory” or a “pass” look even worse than a B or a C on an academic transcript? What about when GPAs are a critical determination for scholarship status?
The takeaway? The pass/fail courtesy of this year has opened up a lot more questions on what our grading policy should and needs to be – questions we don’t yet have great systemic answers for yet.
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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