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Contains the keyword Higher--Standards--United States

Sternberg RJ. College admissions for the 21st century. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press; 2010.
Hunt LH. Grade inflation : academic standards in higher education. Albany: State University of New York Press; 2008.

"This book provides a provocative look at the issues and controversies surrounding grade inflation, and, more generally, grading practices in American higher education. The contributors confront the issues from a number of different disciplines and varying points of view. Topics explored include empirical evidence for and against the claim that there is a general upward trend in grading, whether grade inflation (if it exists) is a problem, which ethical considerations are relevant to grading, and whether heavy reliance on anonymous student evaluations of teaching excellence has a distorting effect on grading practices. Finally, the contributors offer contrasting perspectives on the prospects for reform."