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What Kind Of Grading System Should We Use?

Charlie Herzog asks:

Should we continue to assign students grades in the traditional manner
(percentages & letters), or should we move towards a system based on levels of
mastery?

I'm expecting a lot of reader comments on this one! Feel free to share any of your thoughts on grading, even if they do not directly answer Charlie's question.

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