Title

Investigating Grade Inflation in Continuing Higher Education

Keywords

grade inflation, higher eduaction, accountability

Abstract

In a time of increased calls for accountability and accreditation reform, continuing education has come under close scrutiny by sponsoring institutions, boards of trustees, legislatures, employers, local communities, and other stakeholders. Completion rates and grade inflation remain two areas of concern, discussion, and analysis by many institutional stakeholders. Over the years, some have asserted-and continue to assert-that continuing education students have low completion rates and that those who do complete the courses earn "easy and inflated" grades.

Original Publication Citation

Lindsay, N., Howell, S., Laws, D., & Chico, N. (2005). Investigating grade inflation in continuing higher education. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 53(1), pp. 2–12.(Received the 2004 Research in Excellence Award from the American Association for Collegiate Independent Study, AACIS.)

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2005

Publisher

The Journal of Continuing Higher Education

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Instructional Psychology and Technology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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