Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Grade Inflation

The Arkansas School for the Deaf in Little Rock had 100% grade inflation, according to the state Department of Education. A new report identifies nearly 60 schools in Arkansas that have inflated grades on standardized tests. This means at least 20% of the students in each class made a B or above in the class failed to score proficient or advanced on the corresponding exam. The report compares high schooler's grades in math with their scores on the 2009 End of Course exams. The report impacts students from those schools who are trying qualifying for an Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship.