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Fairfax Student GPAs Inflated?

Statewide standardized exams have many critics and for many reasons. Now there is a new one! InsideHigherEd.com reports on a study by George Mason University professor Patrick Marquardt that suggests a notable inflation of GPA for Virginia students that perform well in the standardized tests. It all focuses on Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL) program and tests that measure to those standards. Click here to read the story “Surprising Source of Grade Inflation” at InsideHigherEd.com and then click this to see Marquardt’s ‘working paper’ about the study at the Social Science Research Network.

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