You administer a valid summative exam. It had every standard on it with an even keel attempt at assessing the student’s ability.
The student gets a 18/28.
The student is immediately driven into the depths of despair over their ‘D’
You then tell them the test has been curved down to 22-points.
The student is now happy with their ‘B’ and never asks another question about the course material again.
You ask me what crazy looks like, and I’ll tell you this story every time.
I’m not sure how much more blunt I can be about the conditioning we’ve got going on here with our most advanced students.