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Pennoni Panels: The Pros & Cons of Grading on the Curve
Start Date: 4/21/2022Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 4/21/2022End Time: 5:00 PM

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"The Curve” has been used as a grading tool for decades and has been particularly relied upon in STEM fields. Advocates for curved grading have noted its ability to minimize grade inflation and build competition between students who are pursuing highly competitive fields. Over the past decade, however, critics have decried this method, claiming that it does more harm than good. According to detractors, the competition fostered by curved grading discourages students from continuing in STEM fields and does not accurately measure core competencies. It also allows instructors to administer poorly designed tests that don’t reflect what has actually been taught. This panel will address the nature of grading in STEM and the utilization of curved grading in particular as it helps and hinders student success.

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Name: Erica L Zelinger
Email: elz26@drexel.edu
grading on the curve
Bentley Hall, 2nd floor or on Zoom: https://drexel.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YTY29ZChSAepJSbIydredw
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