Friday, April 09, 2004
AMID CONCERNS about grade inflation, Princeton University officials have proposed limiting the number of A's to less than 35 percent of the grades awarded in undergraduate courses and setting a common grading standard in all departments on the campus.Source : Chronicle of Higher Education (subscribers only, sorry.) Grade distribution of HURL, Fall 2003:
Grade Number Given Percent of Grades Total Credits
A+ 38 2.79% 96
A 713 52.35% 1644
A- 101 7.42% 282
At least they're down from 3.7.
UPDATE: Univ. of Houston's Education News service has the New York Times article on this story.
UPDATE 2: Additional thoughts of mine at Liberty and Power.