Changes in High School Grading Standards in Mathematics, 1982-1992

Synopsis

Observers have maintained that grades in secondary and postsecondary institutions have become inflated. This possibility is an especially serious concern to many colleges and universities because such inflation could make it increasingly difficult for them to distinguish among high-achieving students. This study examines this possibility by evaluating changes in high school grading standards across the nation as a whole from 1982 to 1992.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Santa Monica, CA
Publication year:
  • 2001