Is ‘Equitable Grading’ a fairer system?

“Equitable Grading” aims to give more credit to students who have mastered material, but whose life circumstances interfere with homework time. “What this is actually about is common-sense grading,” says former teacher Joe Feldman, author of Grading for Equity. “This actually makes grading more rigorous. And doesn’t penalize students for circumstances outside their control.”