Monday, August 19

Bell curves do not account for the variety of circumstances students face. Professors might not be able to accommodate every student’s experience, but implementing an absolute grading scale would give disadvantaged students a better shot at securing the grade they deserve. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Selby Kia: Absolute grade scale could curb bell curve’s detrimental effects

At UCLA, for whom the bell curve tolls depends on the professor and not much else. The bell curve, a statistical measure of grading, assesses students’ academic performance relative to other students in the class. Read more...

Photo: Bell curves do not account for the variety of circumstances students face. Professors might not be able to accommodate every student’s experience, but implementing an absolute grading scale would give disadvantaged students a better shot at securing the grade they deserve. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Bell curves do not account for the variety of circumstances students face. Professors might not be able to accommodate every student’s experience, but implementing an absolute grading scale would give disadvantaged students a better shot at securing the grade they deserve. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)






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