Lately, the world of higher ed has been abuzz with the news, reported by the Harvard Crimson, that the most common grade awarded at Harvard College is an A. ACTA has long been concerned with the issue of grade inflation, and over at our blog we offer some thoughts on how to fight it. The key, we write, is greater honesty and transparency on transcripts:
Mark Bauerlein suggests an even better solution: for each course listed on a transcript, print the average course grade next to the student’s grade. ACTA suggested just this policy in Measuring Up: The Problem of Grade Inflation and What Trustees Can Do. And some legislators in Texas have been pushing for an “Honest Transcript” bill that would mandate it at state universities.
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