This week the Stanford University Law School announced that it would drop the traditional letter grade system, joining the University of California at Berkeley and Yale, two schools which long ago switched to a 4 tiered grading system. The new system will classify students into honors, passing, restricted credit and failing levels. Following the example of its forerunners, Stanford also plans on imposing a strict quota system on professors to protect against grade inflation and reward exceptional students.
blogger / June 16, 2008
Another Law School Loses Letter Grades
The school considered a number of factors before making the switch. Stanford specifically hopes that the move will prevent students from shopping for classes based on professors’ grading habits.
Source: The National Law Journal