Simply put, grade inflation is when teachers/professors give a student (or many students) a grade higher than the grade earned.
A research report that concludes no inflation occurred over the duration of the report. Includes a free download.
Study by M. Thomas and William Bainbridge finds prevalent inflation in poor performing schools.
Analyzes data from around the United States over time.
Covers experiences of change in the expectations of students.
Article by Jordan Ellenberg argues that trends in work can be examined over several years.
Student's grades at Harvard University have soared in the last 10 years. According to a report issued Tuesday by the dean of undergraduate education, nearly half of the grades issued last year were A's or A-minuses. Linda Wertheimer talks with Susan Pedersen, Dean of Undergraduate Education and a Professor of History at Harvard University, about grade inflation. [4:39 streaming audio broadcast]
NPR's Anthony Brooks reports on how Princeton University is taking steps to reverse the trend of so-called grade inflation. [3:41 streaming audio broadcast]
The faculty at Princeton University recently decided to limit the number of 'A' grades. Join NPR's Neal Conan and guests to discuss grade inflation and possible remedies to it. [32:49 streaming audio broadcast]
Addresses grade inflation issues at Harvard over the years. [Requires free registration to view.]
Explains that students need an accurate synopsis of their performance.
A brief essay on the damage that grade inflation or making a class too easy can create.
Covers the inaccuracy of statistics in comparison with the 1970s. Also compares rising scores to falling SATs.
Covers the systamatic reduction of standards on the GCSE to return better results.
Proposes an alternative numerical system for higher education. Covers teaching techniques, problem discussion, and plans of action.
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