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High School Seniors' High Grades May Be Deceiving

Grades are rising, on average, but SAT scores are falling—so are students learning?

(Newser) - If you've got a straight-A student living under your roof, you may want to give your teen a pop quiz once in a while. A new study reveals that even though a larger percentage of high school seniors than their 1998 counterparts are heading off to college with an... More »

Harvard's Problem: Too Many 'A' Grades

Prof blasts grade inflation

(Newser) - Think you have problems? Harvard is dealing with what appears to be an alarming proliferation of A grades, sparking accusations of grade inflation. At a meeting yesterday, longtime professor Harvey Mansfield got Harvard College's dean of undergraduate education to admit that the median grade at the institution is an... More »

Most Common Grade in US Colleges: A

'Consumer-based' education to blame for loosening standards, says report

(Newser) - A is for "average," especially at American colleges and universities today—a stunning 43% of all grades in the United States are now A's, according to a new report on grade inflation . That's up from just 15% in 1960 and 31% as recently as 1988, notes... More »

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