Does Dropping or Replacing the Lowest Exam Score Detract from Learning?

It's a practice that's used by a number of faculty, across a range of disciplines, and in a variety of forms. Sometimes the lowest exam score is simply dropped. In other cases, there's a replacement exam and the score on that exam can be used instead of any exam score that's lower. It's a strategy used with quizzes probably a bit more often than with exams.

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