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What Is Grade Inflation In Higher Education

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Carter, Michael and Patricia Lara. "Grade Inflation in Higher Education: Is the End in Sight?" Academic Questions, vol. 29, no. 3, Sept. 2016, pp. 346-353. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s12129-016-9569-5. In the article, “Grade Inflation in Higher Education: Is the End in Sight?” Michael J. Carter and Patricia Y. Lara asserts that “Many have condemned the trend toward grade inflation, noting that students spend less time studying in courses that inflate grades, and that students who receive inflated grades in introductory or preliminary courses often do poorly in advanced courses” (346). The authors claim, “show that changes in grade distributions in many campuses both CSUs and UCs have begun to plateau, but note that it may be premature to claim…show more content…
Carter and Patricia Y. Lara, I have concluded that the source is indeed credible as it has been retrieved from an Academic Search database and is a scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Academic Journal. The source is primarily informational but is also offering an argument. This source has added a lot of understanding to me on the issue of Grade Inflation, but its data was sourced from schools in the west coast, but it still can be relevant to the issue of Grade Inflation. I even discovered a new word “unabated” which means without any reduction in intensity or…show more content…
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