The Resource Grade inflation, by Kenneth Jost, (electronic resource)

Grade inflation, by Kenneth Jost, (electronic resource)

Label
Grade inflation
Title
Grade inflation
Statement of responsibility
by Kenneth Jost
Title variation
Are academic standards being lowered?
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Student grades have been going up at many of the country's colleges and universities. Nearly half of the grades given to Harvard undergraduates in recent years, for example, have been A's or A-minuses. There is some evidence of rising grades in the nation's high schools as well. Critics say that "grade inflation" represents a lowering of academic standards that began during the student unrest of the 1960s. They warn that unjustifiably high grades mislead colleges and graduate schools, potential employers and students themselves. Some researchers, however, deny that grade inflation exists, except perhaps at the most elite colleges. Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences has just adopted changes to try to reduce the number of A's and also to slash the number of graduates who are awarded degrees with honors, but the impact of the changes remains to be seen
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Additional physical form
Also available in print.
Cataloging source
CQPDC
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CQ researcher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jost, Kenneth
Dewey number
371.27/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB3051
LC item number
.J67 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Grading and marking (Students)
  • Academic achievement
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
Label
Grade inflation, by Kenneth Jost, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from caption (viewed on Nov. 15, 2005)
  • "June 7, 2002."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
62279334
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62279334
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Grade inflation, by Kenneth Jost, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from caption (viewed on Nov. 15, 2005)
  • "June 7, 2002."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
62279334
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62279334
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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