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    The grade a student receives depicts the knowledge one has on a particular subject. In the United States, grades are based on; numerous tests, homework 's, projects, and participation. This academic curriculum students grades are based on gives them, a lot of leg room to improve their grades. On the other hand, students turn in minimal work, hoping to be given an A. Therefore, the average grade in the United States, has gone up due to the lack of effort students are putting into their work, which

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    Grades

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    Grades in the realm of education are standardized measurements of varying levels of comprehension within a subject area. Grades can be assigned in letters (for example, A, B, C, D, or F), as a range (for example 4.0–1.0), as a number out of a possible total (for example out of 20 or 100), as descriptors (excellent, great, satisfactory, needs improvement), in percentages, or, as is common in some post-secondary institutions in some countries, as a Grade Point Average (GPA). GPA is calculated by taking

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    have been receiving higher grades than in previous years. The most frequently awarded letter grade in the nation is currently an A, given 43% of the time. However, people are questioning whether today’s students have actually gotten smarter. These higher grades could be due to grade inflation. Grade inflation is defined as the tendency to award progressively higher academic grades for work that would have received lower grades in the past. Although it is known that grades have been rising, it is questionable

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    Grade inflation, the idea that students are receiving grades that they have not worked for and therefore don’t deserve them. But what’s so wrong about grade inflation? When learning about this subject we also open the doors to learning about the multitude of other problems plaguing our educational system that could use our attention much more than grade inflation does. Through grade inflation we’re able to understand problems often forgotten about and looked over.     In the past colleges like Princeton

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    Grade Shading

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    The one that worked the best, in my opinion, was grade shading (pluses and minuses like B+, B, B- etc). However many schools and colleges still use traditional grades (such as A, B, C and so on). Having been to five different schools and two different colleges I have seen both systems first hand. They each have their strengths and weaknesses, however in the end grade shading is more fair and makes you a more competitive student. Traditional grades are used throughout the country, and seem to be more

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    Grades Are Not The Key

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    Grades are Not the Key “I remember the first time that a grading rubric was attached to a piece of writing for a grade; I was no longer exploring for me. I want to get that back. Will I ever get that back?” Said Claire, a student a student that goes to Olson University.(Alfiekohn.org) What she is trying to say is that she feels that all the fun,purpose, and learning experience is being taken out of because the rubric is commanding and telling her what to do. Grades may deprive students of their

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    Grade Hyperinflation

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    What if everyone in the U.S. had an A+ grade and a 4.0 GPA? Grade Inflation is a serious matter that teachers, parents, administrators, and school board members all around the nation think and argue about. Grade inflation is when “…teachers [are] paying a higher and higher price for the same product from students.”(Hunt, preface XV) The argument about grade inflation is very recent, starting around the late 20th century. “I found that grade inflation, while waning beginning in the mid-1970s, resurfaced

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    Rising Grades: Grade inflation is causing an A to become an average grade. Students who are good are hard to differentiate from those who are excellent. Grade inflation in private school and expensive colleges is even more extreme, to some extent causing those who pay the most to receive the highest grades. Grade inflation is thought to help students by rewarding any effort and decreasing stress, but grade inflation instead makes grades worthless and some attempts to fight it are detrimental to students

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    Grade inflation and the state of student’s GPA average are being raising questions about American colleges and universities standards. Grades, given to students, have always been and will always part of the education system. Even though grades shouldn’t be the motive that student have. Grades do have an important purpose and it is to measure how well a student has proven his/her comprehension of course material. Grades are not the only thing that tells the whole story. Larger lecture courses with

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    The Consequences of Grade Inflation We’ve all been pleasantly surprised by receiving a higher grade than expected on a school assignment or exam. Unfortunately, the average grade being given to today’s college student does not reflect the quality of the work submitted, and it is having a negative effect on students. Students end up using valuable grant and loan money taking developmental classes, because they received passing grades in core subjects when they should have failed. Teachers have adapted

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