From Tony Airaksinen at Campus Reform:
Based on surveys of 828 STEM students, the professors conclude that female students believe they work harder than their male classmates for similar grades, indicating that “women’s higher perceived effort levels are not rewarded.”
Lead author Anna Young told Campus Reform by email from South Africa that “grade discouragement is demotivating students.”
“I think there are different ways to work on that issue, such as keeping feedback on student work but reducing the frequency that work is given an official grade,” Young said.
When asked about a common practice in STEM classes—grading on a curve—Young suggested that “setting the average higher or doing away with that system are both options that could help bolster motivation in STEM.” More.
Reality check: If progressives are in power long enough, in enough jurisdictions, they will probably find a way to make equal grades a legal requirement for universities, followed by a sort of legal right to a STEM job. Competence, where it is important, will likely be determined surreptitiously by other means.
See also: Journal: Indigenous knowledge is bullied by modern medicine We need to come to grips with the fact that the war on science is a war on standards. Facts are the first casualty but they will certainly not be the last.