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Evidence on Grades and Grade Inflation at Ontario's Universities

Paul M. Anglin and Ronald Meng
Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de Politiques
Vol. 26, No. 3 (Sep., 2000), pp. 361-368
DOI: 10.2307/3552406
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3552406
Page Count: 8
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Abstract

En utilisant les notes obtenues durant la première année à l'université en Ontario nous examinons la possibilité d'une hausse des notes dans différentes disciplines. Dans un sondage de sept universités durant les périodes allant de 1973-74 à 1993-94, nous trouvons une hausse significative des notes dans divers programmes dans les arts et les sciences. Le taux de hausse n'est pas uniforme. Par exemple, dans les mathématiques, il n'y a eu pas ou peu de changement dans les notes moyennes dans la plupart des universités tandis qu'en anglais et en biologie, la hausse des notes était significative. /// Using information on first-year university grades from across Ontario, we examine whether or not there has been grade inflation by discipline. In a survey of seven universities for the periods 1973-74 and 1993-94, we find significant grade inflation in various Arts and Science programs. The rate of inflation is not uniform. Some subjects, such as Mathematics experienced little or no change in average grades at most universities, while English and Biology experienced significant grade inflation.

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