ERIC Number: ED563459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Investigating Grade Inflation and Non-Equivalence
Godfrey, Kelly E.
[Slides] presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2009. This study investigated the presence of a general rise in high school grades without a corresponding rise in SAT scores, as well as different grading criteria between schools, as shown by differential relationships between AP course grades and exam scores. These findings were put into context of conducting large-scale longitudinal educational research and its implications.
Descriptors: Grade Inflation, High School Students, Aptitude Tests, Scores, Grading, Evaluation Criteria, Advanced Placement, Longitudinal Studies, Multiple Regression Analysis, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Teachers, Grade Point Average, High School Graduates, Verbal Ability, Biology, Mathematics, Calculus, English Literature, Language Arts, History, Standardized Tests
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Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: College Board