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A Statistics Professor Finds Grade Inflation a Difficult Problem

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Grading Time: I Give Up, You're All Exceptional

It's that magical time in collegiate life when the sum total of a student's achievement is quantified in a series of letters. And these days, those letters are usually A's.<p>Is this because students are brighter, more inquisitive, and in all ways more exceptional than their peers even one generation …

German Literature

What drives grade inflation at Ivy League colleges

The Day

Richard Sabot, John Wakeman-Linn, Grade Inflation and Course Choice, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Winter, 1991), pp. 159-170

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The New Normal: The Problem of Grade Inflation in American Schools

A freshman walks into my writing tutor office hours last week visibly upset and nearing the point of tears. "I just don't understand," she says, "I didn't think I did a terrible job on my last paper, but I got a B+."<p>I couldn't help myself; I laughed a little. Expecting the student to admit that she …

Education

Kristin F. Butcher, Patrick J. McEwan, Akila Weerapana, The Effects of an Anti-Grade-Inflation Policy at Wellesley College, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Summer 2014), pp. 189-204

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The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation (**)

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION<p>November 8, 2002<p>The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation<p>By Alfie Kohn<p><i>Grade inflation got started … in the late ’60s and</i> …

Grade Inflation: Killing with Kindness? - Educational Leadership

Recent data have a new generation of critics worrying that today's high school grades may not be what they once were:<p>Between 1991 and 2003, the …

When A is for Average: the High Cost of Grade Inflation

“What message are we sending our children when two-thirds of the students in a high school class graduate with honors, relegating the non-honors …