Grading Standards

Fall
1993
Resolution Number: 
11.01
Contact: 
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Category: 
Grading
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas recent published data suggest that student grades are moving toward A's and B's being the most frequent grades, with C's declining significantly, and

Whereas colleges are experiencing increasing pressure to produce "successful" grades (variously defined), and

Whereas pressure from students to award higher grades is perceived by many to be accelerating, and

Whereas evidence of student success measured in criteria other than grades suggest that student ability to demonstrate mastery of course content is not accelerating, and

Whereas it is the responsibility of college instructors to accurately assess student course accomplishments with grades,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges affirm its commitment to fair and objective grading standards which respond to student performance without regard for extraneous pressure.
M/S/U DISPOSITION: Local senates