Survey for Grade Inflation Article: Please Respond.

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by SurfDoctor, Jun 24, 2012.

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Part 1: Mark all statements that you agree with. (answer Part 2 also)

  1. Grade inflation is real.

    25 vote(s)
    92.6%
  2. Grade inflation is likely to affect my personal job opportunities at some time.

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Grade inflation will affect American competitiveness in the world market.

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  4. Grade inflation will cause significant damage to the educational system.

    11 vote(s)
    40.7%
  5. University degrees are becoming less meaningful because of grade inflation.

    16 vote(s)
    59.3%
  6. Government should step in to mitigate grade inflation.

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  7. Average grades are higher because students are smarter than before.

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  8. Average grades are higher because professors grade more leniently.

    18 vote(s)
    66.7%
  9. Schools give inflated grades to keep students happy and enrolled in their school.

    21 vote(s)
    77.8%
  10. Grade inflation will eventually subside of its own accord without intervention.

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    I’m writing an article entitled “Student Perceptions of Grade Inflation.” Please help me out by answering Part 1 and Part 2 of this survey.
    Please answer the second half on the "Part 2" thread. (our system only allows 10 questions per thread so I had to make two)

    Not sure what grade inflation is? Here's a wiki:Grade Inflation

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  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting survey SD. I hope everyone participates.
     
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Clearly, average grades are higher because students are smarter than before.
     
  4. carlosb

    carlosb New Member

    Yes, interesting survey. You got my 1 1/2 cents worth.
     
  5. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    Bump. I will be bumping these threads back to the top for a week or so because I need as many responses as possible. Thanks for your patience in that.
     
  6. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

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  7. BobbyJim

    BobbyJim New Member

    Aren’t these essentially the same question asked differently?
    • Grade inflation will cause significant damage to the educational system.
    • University degrees are becoming less meaningful because of grade inflation.
     
  8. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    Similar yes, the same, no.
     
  9. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

    The poll results are looking good... I'm not surprised to see that which results are leading in our opinions. Great survey SD!
     
  10. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

    Haha Let's hope this is the case ;)
     
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    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

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  13. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    Of course there is grade inflation, just not at the schools I attended. The grades I received were rightfully earned and the courses were so academically rigorous that it's a wonder I ever saw daylight. Again, my grades=earned and everyone else's=grade inflation.
     
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  15. edwardlynch

    edwardlynch New Member

    This is very interesting survey.
     
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