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Grade Inflation: Rescuing Students from Unrealistic Expectations

Grade inflation has been a drag on the quality of education for sometime and sets students up for future failure . The artificial , and often accidental , inflation of grades persists and does n’t appear to have an immediate resolution . Professors feel pressure to continue providing high grades despite its long-term damage to the student , the university , and future employers . Looking out for students requires holding the line on grade pressure . Its easy to give high grades when the benefits significantly outweigh the costs of holding students accountable for learning . Professors mentioned that grade inflation is a result of poor student evaluations, poor student-teacher relationships , financial aid requirements , and excessively high student expectations (Caruth & Caruth, 2013). Giving accurate grades comes with internal and external pressure to lower the standards. On the first day ,