Proficiency-based diploma under scrutiny

An excerpt from the article: one interviewee, Laurie Edminster “said her job is to implement software systems for college admissions offices that track applicants and all their information. She said she asked an admissions officer at a Boston university about proficiency-based grading systems, “and she rolled her eyes at me. She said, ‘We put those in a separate pile because we can’t differentiate students.’ Admissions software does not track a separate HOWLs grade (habits of work and learning) so it will not be used in the admissions process, and here we are making a big deal of separating it out.”


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