Is your school known for grade deflation?

<p>If so, please post below</p>

<p>Mine is. Last year I had a B- in honors pre-calc/trig which was probably average for the class, then I got a 750 on the Math II subject test, which consists of mostly trig/pre-calc. Also, my math teacher said the average grade for his AP Calc AB class is usually a low B or B-, yet 80% of his students get 5s on the AP exam. Same goes for my APUSH class, but it's not quite as drastic as my math class. I think the 10th percentile of weighted GPA is like 3.8, which is somewhat deflated.</p>

<p>Yes. 10char</p>

<p>Not saying that it's wrong or anything, but a well-written test for any population should average at about a C. That's generally what teachers try to aim for. Your rank is all about how you are in relation to your peers at your school, which is not what either the SAT nor the AP test measure.</p>

<p>At the non-magnet part of my school, it's known for grade inflation. The science magnet portion is known for grade deflation. As a freshman who knows a lot of different kids in the non-magnet, my Science Magnet workload is equivalent to a non-magnet Junior.</p>

<p>Yes it's essentially impossible to get a 4.0 at my school but it's not "known" for grade deflation because it's so small and generally unheard of... I'm probably screwed in admissions.</p>

<p>My school isn't known for "deflation," exactly, just rigor, especially in math (compared to the surrounding public schools). For example, I've had a pretty steady B+ in math my whole high school career, even though I got a 790 in SAT math and an 800 on Math II. And I'm the captain of the math team. Honors math at my school is kind of a "weed-out" course, with the number of honors kids decreasing by half or a third year to year.</p>

<p>My guidance counselor has actually said to me, "If people like you are getting B+'s in math, the class is probably too hard." A lot of the other classes aren't nearly as difficult, though.</p>

<p>Now that I think of it, I'm in the same situation as the above poster. Our math classes are definitely weed-out classes. I had a B my freshman year, B- last year and so far a B+ in my AP Calc AB class this year. Every year I took the highest math possible, and didn't get great grades, but I got a 750 on math II and am expecting at least a 34 on the ACT math section. My AP Calc class started with 21 kids, we're down to 13. Other than that, our classes are not too difficult.</p>

<p>OMG yes. Some examples:</p>

<p>-Only one person got an A in my AP chem class, and it was a flat 90. Most of the class got 5s on the AP exam and 770+s on the SAT II. Too bad the class is a joke now because our teacher doesn't teach chem anymore T_T
-Only 2-3 people got As in AP English Language, but pretty much everyone got 5s.
-Several AP Bio tests last year had class averages in the 60s. Again, most people got 5s on the AP exam.</p>

<p>Only certain classes, but as a whole my school is on the easier side I suppose. Avg GPA is like a 3.4, and Avg SAT is a 1650</p>

<p>Yes. In one subject, 2% of the entire cohort gets A for the internal exam. But in the A-Levels (I'm not from the US), 70% get A.</p>

<p>Grade deflation, but only in comparison to other top suburban schools. It's more known for it's rogor.</p>

<p>*Rigor, my bad.</p>

<p>My school isn't but I once had a teacher who was infamous for never giving As.</p>

<p>Grade deflation, but GPA inflation. This is doubly so for AP classes.</p>

<p>I'm number one in my school with a 3.7, so I would say that there is terrible grade deflation, not that it is really known, considering the size of my school.</p>