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Grade Inflation

Princeton mathematician Jordan Ellenberg has an article about why grade inflation isn’t so bad.
The analysis is a bit flawed in that it assumes that students can be ranked along a single dimension of “natural ability” ranging from “good” to “bad” across all classes over 4 years (with some random variation). But he does make some interesting points.
Aside: More mathematicians should write articles for a general audience.
Don’t Worry About Grade Inflation – Why it doesn’t matter that professors give out so many A’s. By Jordan Ellenberg

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