Friday, May 31, 2013

Grade Inflation At Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown University Law Center adjusted its grading policy in 2009.
Prior to the change, 10% of law students received an A, 15% received an A-, 15% received a B-, and 5% received a C+ or below.
Now, 12% get an A, 19% get an A-, and only 5-10% get a B- or below.
It puts failure that much further out of reach.
Link (here) to Business Insider

1 comment:

TonyD said...

As someone who develops curriculum, one of my goals is to make the complex seem easy so that everyone can become proficient. That would allow everyone to be successful in their jobs or their goals. I view that as generally beneficial to society.

So when I read these articles about grade inflation I always wonder what problem they think they are solving. Perhaps if they identified the real problem, then we could look for real solutions. Simply spreading out grades does nothing. There are plenty of schools with a good spread of grades - that is not what our society really needs.