Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why Grading on the Curve Hurts

Kit Richert, Ph.D., Teaching Community

Grading on the “Curve” is a method of grading that is based on the belief that letter grades in any given class should be distributed along a bell curve.  Typically, an assignment or test is scored, and the average score automatically becomes an average grade (typically a B- or C+).  The scores above and below the average are distributed accordingly.  For those of us who attended school in the US, we have probably been graded this way at some point.  Read more . . .