Monday, June 2, 2008

Grade Inflation in Europe

Is it a myth that Europe has "the best-educated young people"? According to a recent study, inflation of grades is masquarading the fact that educationals standards are falling in Ireland and elsewhere:
The numbers of Leaving Certificate students gaining A and B grades have nearly doubled since 1991. Yet the most recent OECD/PISA study across Europe has found that there has been no detectable improvement in mathematics, English, or science among Irish 15-year-olds between 2000 and 2006. It's called "grade inflation" and is about to be condemned in a study by the Network for Educational Standards.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are many reasons why grade inflation may not be happening in Ireland. These include better technology, evolved institutions and more intense competition between students.