Skip to comments.CU's fight against grade inflation deflates overall GPA
Posted on 08/16/2007 6:24:28 PM PDT by george76
The overall grade point average at the University of Colorado has fallen in three years because the school is cracking down on grade inflation...
Student GPAs fell from 2.99 in 2004 to 2.94 last year, ...
"I think that's a fairly significant change," DiStefano said. "It's going in the right direction."
The drop represents the first decline in grades at CU in more than a decade. From 1993 to 2004, GPAs rose 4.5 percent.
The drop in GPA isn't because kids are dumber; students today are as bright as those in the past, officials said. CU knows this because it looks at an index of incoming freshmen's high school GPA and ACT and SAT scores, and these students' scores are as high as their predecessors'.
So officials feel confident they're making a dent in grade inflation.
Grade inflation has been an issue for public and private institutions for decades. At Harvard University, 91 percent of the seniors who graduated in June 2001 received honors, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
To combat the problem, CU President Hank Brown and the regents asked officials at the various campuses to present information demonstrating that they're offering students an academically challenging environment.
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From what I’ve learned about the quality of the teachers at that fine institution, such as Ward Churchill, honest grades could only be going down.
No, the average IQ of incoming freshman IS DECLINING, because of devolution. Devolution, or reverse evolution, occurs when the social system rewards negative population characteristics so as to encourage the propagation of those who would ordinarily breed less. EG., welfare, progressive income taxes, AFDC, etc., in fact, any case where the productive taxpayers pick up the tab for the mistakes of the intellectually underendowed. Alas, FYI: It is too late to stop, short of a massive, planned, forced eugenics program, which would itself have unknowable consequences.
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