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How do colleges distinguish between inflated grades?


Replies to: How do colleges distinguish between inflated grades?

  • 1stTimeThruMom1stTimeThruMom Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    @OHMomof2 @mathmom As @collegegal100 described and @bear19 confirmed, this is how grade inflation works in our school system. The Washington Post even ran a story on it.
  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 12,251 Senior Member
    ^ Frankly, I'm all for it.

    Easier grades allow kids to hone their own expertise and interests.

    If they want to know if they truly stack up, there are always AP tests, OCW, various tests online, etc.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Registered User Posts: 26,266 Senior Member
    Class rank is a dead giveaway. Is the top decile at 3.95 uw or 3.7 uw?

    Even for schools that don't rank, the HS Profile usually has a descriptor so the Adcoms can interpolate. Alternatively, GC's can write, 'our school does not rank, but if we did, Sally would be in the top 5/5%.

    Or, as an example, our HS, which does not rank, does show a column graph with % of students who graduated between a 4.0w and 4.5w (max), 3.5-3.99.....

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