|By Kimfuge (Kimfuge) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 09:16 am: Edit|
does dartmouth have it?
|By Dartkid08 (Dartkid08) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 10:07 am: Edit|
It exists everywhere. Dartmouth is the least inflated amongst the Ivies.
|By Kimfuge (Kimfuge) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 11:09 am: Edit|
dartmouth is 87. how is dartmouth the least inflated amongst the ivies then?
|By Ohmadre (Ohmadre) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 11:48 am: Edit|
Dartmouth gets points added to correct for the fact that other schools have grade inflation - hence the higher number.
|By Kimfuge (Kimfuge) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 07:00 pm: Edit|
isn't grade inflation a good thing? after all, helps ppl on their apps for grad school
|By Journkid (Journkid) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 06:34 pm: Edit|
No, it's not a good thing. Imagine if you did more work than someone else, but both of you got an A. Imagine if more than half the members of your class had an A. If a grad school sees the undergrad's profile and sees that 65% of the students have an A average, it'll tell them that the school's either inflating or not grading hard enough. It should be a bell curve, I would think. So no, I don't see how it would help you for grad school. If anything, it'll tell your potential grad school that you've been coddled in the grading department.
|By Macsuile (Macsuile) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 01:55 pm: Edit|
Check out this article on grade inflation:
|By Kimfuge (Kimfuge) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 07:37 pm: Edit|
are A's generally difficult to get at Dartmouth?
|By Sybbie719 (Sybbie719) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 07:48 am: Edit|
On May 23, 1994 the Faculty voted that transcripts and student grade reports should indicate, along with the grade earned, the median grade given in the class as well as the class enrollment. Departments may recommend, with approval of the Committee on Instruction, that certain courses (e.g., honors classes, independent study) be exempted from this provision.
Courses with enrollments of less than ten will also be exempted. At the bottom of the transcript there will be a summary statement of the following type: 'Exceeded the median grade in 13 courses; equaled the median grade in 7 courses; below the median grade in 13 courses; 33 courses taken eligible for this comparison.' This provision applies to members of the Class of 1998 and later classes.
You can look semester by semester at the courses given, the number of people in the class, and the median grade for each class.
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