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ERIC Number: ED523106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Grade Inflation for Education Majors and Low Standards for Teachers: When Everyone Makes the Grade. Education Outlook. No. 7
Koedel, Cory
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Students who take education classes at universities receive significantly higher grades than students who take classes in every other academic discipline. The higher grades cannot be explained by observable differences in student quality between education majors and other students, nor can they be explained by the fact that education classes are typically smaller than classes in other academic departments. The remaining reasonable explanation is that the higher grades in education classes are the result of low grading standards. These low grading standards likely will negatively affect the accumulation of skills for prospective teachers during university training. More generally, they contribute to a larger culture of low standards for educators. (Contains 3 figures and 14 notes.)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. 1150 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-862-5800; Fax: 202-862-7177; Web site: http://www.aei.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research