Higher Education: Grade Inflation: A Misplaced Myth? ; Do Improved Results at Degree Level Really Indicate a Rise in Standards? Nicholas Pyke Examines a New Report That Aims to Find Out
Pyke, Nicholas, The Independent (London, England)
HARD-WORKING WOMEN rather than "grade inflation" is the reason for the astonishing increase in the number of top-class degrees handed out over the past decade. That is the conclusion of two economists who have subjected British universities to a new statistical analysis.
Professors Geraint Johnes and Bob McNabb, from Lancaster and Cardiff universities respectively, conclude that there has been no significant decline in degree standards over the past decade. In other words, criticism directed at the senior common room, supposedly willing to sacrifice rigour for cheap popularity, has been misplaced.
The widespread scepticism about grade inflation has …
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Publication information: Article title: Higher Education: Grade Inflation: A Misplaced Myth? ; Do Improved Results at Degree Level Really Indicate a Rise in Standards? Nicholas Pyke Examines a New Report That Aims to Find Out. Contributors: Pyke, Nicholas - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: March 28, 2002. Page number: 20. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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