What are factors that can help or hinder my success in using specs grading?
Thank you for sharing this balanced critique of Adriana Streifer's and my work. Like you, we wish we would have broadened it beyond spec grading since the ideas do apply regardless of the alternative grading scheme one adopts. Providing entry points for those not quite ready for full-blown spec grading would have also been helpful. As you know, one doesn't need to go all in to make their grading practices more equitable and learning-focused. Too bad you weren't one of the original reviewers of our manuscript. :-)