It bothers me when I tries to remember how many highschools or universities use curve to adjust the final grade for their student based on the class average.
I know failing the entire class would be unacceptable for the faculty that taught the class but watering down the materials or curving the grades to fit the standard was it necessary? What if there are few outstanding students that are ahead of the curve? wouldn't it be unfair to them if the curve was adjusted to the class average?
Sometimes, I started to question education standard for grading. What are the standard?
Knowing the materials and able to apply them?
Putting all relevant summary on one test paper?
Giving homework that count towards grade?
Quizzes to remind student how well they do for that subject?
If above are all taken into consideration. Why are instructors still applying the curve to adjust the class average.