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There are various reason as to why grade inflation is

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There are various reason as to why grade inflation is in existence. Some reason of grade inflation consist of; “lack of training, job security, student behavior, and teacher evaluation.” (Gray 2011). It is on my personal belief that not all grade inflation is bad. We have grown up in a society where no matter what activity we participate in, win or lose an award is given. Parents and coaches not ever giving a child an opportunity to fail. This generation is one that has never been allowed to skin their knees, and have won award s at everything that they have ever attempted. “Helicopter parents”, coaches and role models give awards that eliminate failure may K. Harvey 2
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be most improved player, fourth runner-up, the best seven-year-old speller born on March 8th. Children were never permitted to fail” at anything they did. Seems that everyone grew into the understanding and inflated sense of accomplishment and expect to continue to receive awards or at least praise for everything they do no matter if one is considered the best or not. (Strauss 2013) Since being in under graduate studies I believe that grade inflation is now currently a part of the now. Teachers want so badly to maintain job security basing upon student evaluations that they are willing to basically give away grades. (Gray 2011) Students as a whole have become custom to getting a grade based on how hard you try, attendance and participation instead of the actual grade received on the work submitted. Students feel that all they have to do is challenge a
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  • Spring '17
  • Dr. Smith
  • Gymnasium, Educational assessment and evaluation

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