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Grading practices are often biased toward more affluent students, report says

Feldman’s report comes as other experts are calling attention to whether the grades students receive for quizzes, homework and other daily assignments are accurate reflections of their knowledge and skills and based on the standards they are expected to master.

Late last month, TNTP released “The Opportunity Myth,” showing that even when students get good grades, they often aren’t completing grade-level assignments that will prepare them for college classwork. In addition, low-income students, English learners, students of color and students with disabilities are the least likely to receive grade-appropriate assignments.

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