What data do we need, asks Justin Westerfield, to make an equitable contingency plan for assessing and grading students in the future?
The year 2020 will be remembered as the year of COVID-19. Institutions of higher education initially responded similarly to the pandemic by closing their doors and switching to remote learning. But their grading policies, hurriedly made in response to the crisis, varied wildly. That became the source of the nickname “the asterisk semester,” which slowly became the asterisk year.
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