Behind the Headline: E Is for Fail

By Education Next 08/11/2010

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E Is for Fail
08/09/10 | Slate

Behind the Headline
The Gentleman’s A
Spring 2004 | Education Next

In Slate, Brian Palmer looks at the history of letter grades for an explanation of why schools assign grades of A,B,C,D, and F—but not E. A study by David Figlio and Maurice Lucas that was published in Ed Next in 2004 found that elementary school students learn more from teachers who are tough graders.