Mark Berends,Dan Koretz's Changes in High School Grading Standards in Mathematics, PDF

By Mark Berends,Dan Koretz

Observers lately have maintained that grades in secondary andpostsecondary associations became inflated. Grade inflation might betroubling to many K-12 educators and policymakers yet this risk is anespecially critical trouble to many faculties and universities simply because suchinflation may possibly bias their admissions judgements and make it increasinglydifficult for them to tell apart between high-achieving scholars. This studyexamines this danger by way of comparing adjustments in highschool gradingstandards around the kingdom as a complete from 1982 to 1992. The authorsexamined not just adjustments within the grade distribution through the years yet alsochanges within the academic process and within the features of the studentpopulations. They investigated how grades have different among men andfemales, minorities and nonminorities, and bad and wealthy scholars; tendencies ingrading criteria throughout forms of colleges; relationships among grades andstudent functionality on success exams; and the effect on grades ofchanges in verified talent and course-taking. The authors detailedanalysis concluded that no such grade inflation has taken position, a minimum of inmathematics, over the research period.

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