Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Grade Inflation

Brad DeLong confesses to grade inflation in his 101b class. Seems he thinks the students should do no worse than they would have done in the go slower do less 100b. I guess we need to consider giving all A's to anyone in economics, because it is infinitely harder than anything in marketing.

We are keenly aware that almost everybody signing up for this course could alternatively take and do very well in Economics 100b. We are anxious not to have students vote with their feet for an easier course and learn less because they fear the consequences of lowering their grade point average. Therefore this course will have a high curve: the idea is that nobody should get a lower grade than they would have gotten had they decided to take Economics 100b.

Keywords: Grades

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