A degree of uncertainty: an investigation into grade inflation in universities

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Richmond, Tom
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21 June 2018
Education and Skills, Social Policy, Health Services
Social welfare
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Reform believe that it is in the interests of both students and universities to stop grade inflation. While universities will almost certainly prefer to maintain the status quo, other possible solutions would be far more interventionist and intrusive. The proposals in this report offer a balance of autonomy and accountability for HE providers by leaving a large proportion of what they deliver untouched while also allowing students, parents and employers to make more informed decisions about which university and which degree course is right for them.

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