Definitions for grade inflation
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the awarding of higher grades than students deserve either to maintain a school's academic reputation or as a result of diminished teacher expectations.
Category: Education, Status (usage)
Origin of grade inflation:
A gradual upward trend in grades awarded to students during the decades since the mid-20th century, reported in a number of countries and at a number of levels of schooling and sometimes offered as evidence of a decline in academic standards.
Grade inflation is the tendency of academic grades for work of comparable quality to increase over time. It is frequently discussed in relation to U.S. education, and to GCSEs and A levels in England and Wales. It is also an issue in Canada.
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