Tag: mastery learning

What Does a Course Grade Really Mean?

When a high school freshman receives a grade of ‘85’ in Algebra I, everyone, from college admissions officers to the student’s parents, interprets the grade to mean that the student has achieved an 85% mastery of the subject. In theory, that is what the grade represents; however, rarely is that actually the case. One might wonder if report cards and transcripts border on false advertisement.

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