Posts Tagged ‘grade inflation’

  • Grade Inflation Bubble

    Problems With Grade Deflation

    Feb 13, 14 • 405 Views • No Comments

    The number of hours we study is down and our grades are up. Between 1961 and 2003, full time college students diminished their study time from 40 to 27 hours a week. And yet, they have been getting higher grades. In 1940, 15% of all students got A’s. In...  [read more]

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    Grade Bubbles

    Dec 27, 10 • 282 Views • No Comments

    At the University of North Carolina (UNC), the average G.P.A. was 2.49 in 1967 and 3.21 in 2008. Are we 25% smarter? In a 2003 Washington Post article, one of the nation’s grade inflation experts, Stuart Rojstaczer, then a Duke professor, explained his...  [read more]