Tuesday, June 5

Grade Inflation

At high schools across America, more and more students are graduating with grade-point averages of A, including some whose averages are well above the traditional 4.0 for an A. Grades -- some weighted with extra points or fractions of points for taking harder courses -- are getting so high that a solid B is becoming the new C, which years ago was considered average. Click.

2 Comments:

At 6:20 PM, Blogger collegejews said...

A recent report emerged from Harvard University that over half of the grades given out were in the A range. Princeton University put a percentage cap on the number of A range grades that they give.

 
At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grading on a curve makes competition fierce, but it does not necessarily encourage striving for excellence. Better, let's aim for every student to earn all As --with everyone producing really quality work. Who would complain about a school of truly high achievement?

 

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