Oregon university drops failing grades for students, citing ‘GPA fixation’

An Oregon university announced they will abandon failing letter grades, citing a “GPA fixation” that negatively impacts students.

Western Oregon University issued a news release earlier this month that revealed the school would be replacing “D-” and “F” grades with “no credit” to discourage undergrads from dropping out.

Students who do not earn a passing grade in their course will be required to repeat the course and demonstrate proficiency.

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