“Grades Matter” and Other Lies

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Why do we use grades?

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1 — Grades indicate future success (or failure).

2 — Without grades, students would be unmotivated to do the work in courses, especially at the university level.

3— Grades reflect your knowledge of the material in the course.

So what do grades reflect?

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I now fully expect my fellow professors to vociferously disagree with me. I love being a professor! Please comment below.

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