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ERIC Number: EJ550735
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0951
Declining College Standards: It's Not the Courses, It's the Grades.
Beaver, William
College Board Review, n181 p2-7,29 Jul 1997
College grades are no longer accurate indicators of what students know. Ultimately, students and employers will be shortchanged and the validity of higher education endangered. Factors contributing to grade inflation include emphasis on student self-esteem, new grading schemes, competition for students. Possible solutions include raised admissions standards and limits on honors recipients. Demographics will create competition leading to change. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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