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|Posted By: Patrick Faverty on March 16, 2010|
|This study is based entirely on the outdated notion that grades reflect student learning. The only function of grades has always been to force student compliance, more often than not, on arbitrary and capricious systems of evaluation. Education is the only profession where the service provider (teacher/professor) evaluates the results. Give grading process to the recipient of the service, the student, and the issue will be resolved. If students are unable to receive the benefits of the class they are paying for, the instructors' grades will reveal the necessary value of the class. |
And, of course, some will argue that students are not capable of really valuing their learning and that we need to continue to force compliance....