Tag:grade inflation

  • Easy grades make for hard landings

    As North Carolina students leave high school for college or the workplace, what matters most is how well they retain and apply what they’ve learned, not how students feel about themselves.

  • In high school, the easy ‘A’ is even easier 

    Call it high-grade high school. When it comes to letter-grade earning power, high-schoolers are rich indeed. Grade inflation is real and it’s inequitable, padding the GPAs of wealthier students faster than others. Such are the findings of a Fordham Institute study that tracked grades in North Carolina public schools…

  • Prof Finds Grade Inflation at Duke, UNC

    DURHAM — A Duke University professor has reinvigorated the national debate over grade inflation. Professor Stuart Rojstaczer announced a web site, GradeInflation.com, wherein he has compiled data on more than 50 colleges and universities nationwide showing how average grade-point-averages at them over time have risen. There are two NC schools…

  • New web site offers data backing up grade-inflation concerns

    A Duke University professor of environmental science has reinvigorated the national debate over grade inflation. Professor Stuart Rojstaczer announced a web site, GradeInflation.com, wherein he has compiled data on over 50 colleges and universities nationwide showing how average grade-point-averages at them over time have risen. Rojstaczer also announced his findings…