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ERIC Number: ED097952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-23
Pages: 37
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Academic Grade Inflation at Broward Community College.
Handleman, Chester
This practicum examines the phenomenon of academic grade inflation which has occurred in recent years in many two- and four-year institutions of higher education. After a review of the literature, possible grade inflation at Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is examined. The research clearly indicates that very significant grade inflation has taken place at the college, both in the Social Science Division, in particular, and in the college at large. Many reasons why this has occurred are indicated. Recommendations are made that student grading conform more closely with academic achievement, and explanations of why this should be done are offered. At the same time, allowance and accommodation for the underprepared student are recognized. Limited innovative teaching techniques are suggested in order to help such students, including individualized instructions. Perhaps a no-fail or pass-fail evaluation system might be in order. The public demands that students achieve academically if they are to receive academic credentials to that effect. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida