Monday, April 1, 2013

Grade compression is potentially far more important a problem than grade inflation

This is the subject of my next summer fellowship application (a much shorter application process). Less lucrative, more likely to get it, and potentially more interesting and with more direct applications to my Sloan work and my dissertation than the other fellowship I applied to.


  1. Graede compression at what level, Daniel? The secondary school leve, or the undergraduate level, or the postgraduate level?

  2. The question I'm curious about is why people who use grade information, such as employers and grad schools, don't routinely compensate for grade inflation by using class rank instead of grade. Is the information not readily available?

    Or do they already do that?


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