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noun, Education.
the awarding of higher grades than students deserve either to maintain a school’s academic reputation or as a result of diminished teacher expectations.
a rise in the average grade given to students.
an apparently continual increase in numbers of students attaining high examination grades, or the practice of awarding grades in this way

the practice of giving higher grades than deserved to make up for lowered educational expectations and standards, esp. to uphold a school’s reputation

Grade inflation is perceived by some to be problematic for schools because it is seen as a dilution of standards.


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