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Opinion | Grading practices, not grading scales, need to be changed

Opinion | Grading practices, not grading scales, need to be changed

By Kartik Kannan, Staff Columnist April 5, 2021
By changing educational standards, grades can remain an effective and integral part of our educational system.
Opinion | Abolish the letter grade

Opinion | Abolish the letter grade

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist March 31, 2021
The letter-grade system in grade schools should be replaced with a narrative system that will help students grow as learners.
Pitt implements ‘compromise’ of two grading policy changes amid pandemic

Pitt implements ‘compromise’ of two grading policy changes amid pandemic

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor November 25, 2020
Pitt will introduce two changes to its grading policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in what student leaders are calling a “compromise” after many pushed for a continuation of policies introduced last spring to compensate for a more difficult academic environment.
In his last season with the Panthers,  junior guard Xavier Johnson (1) averaged 11.7 points, making 37.3% of his shots from the field.

Preseason grades: How Pitt stacks up ahead of 2020 men’s basketball campaign

By Carson Zaremski, For The Pitt News November 20, 2020
As Pitt approaches its men’s basketball season opener against Saint Francis (PA) next Wednesday, it’s time to break down the Panthers’ depth chart. 
First-year quarterback Joey Yellen filled in for the Panthers during the last two Pitt games while Kenny Pickett dealt with an ankle injury.

Mid-season grades: evaluating Pitt’s position groups during the bye week

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer October 30, 2020
Pitt’s bye week presents the opportunity to evaluate which Panther units have carried their weight thus far, and which haven’t.
Opinion | American education system should distance itself from grades

Opinion | American education system should distance itself from grades

By Kelly Loftus, Staff Columnist March 3, 2019
I believe in educative structure. I believe in academic integrity. But I also believe that somewhere, we went wrong. We, as a society, need to reevaluate our current system of grading in order to institute something more just and constructive
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