Grade Inflation And The Self-Esteem Economy

‘The median grade in Harvard College is indeed an A-,’ the school’s dean of education said today, according to the student newspaper. Even more stunning: ‘The most frequently awarded grade in Harvard College is actually a straight A.’ —Roberto A. Ferdman, “The . . . Continue reading →

Ambivalence About Student Evaluations

Student ratings continue to be the source of information most widely used to assess teaching. The use of written, formal student ratings increased from 88.1 to 94.2 percent over the ten-year period. A dean in Texas wrote, “Students are the most accurate . . . Continue reading →