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Trends in Grades, UP School of Economics

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  • Gwendolyn R. Tecson

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    (School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman)

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    Grades are used to evaluate students as well as to compare their scholastic achievements. They are used by graduate schools as well as business firms to discriminate between students. But when grades are inflated, they cease to be an objective measure. We therefore wish to examine the trend in grades in the UP School of Economics. In particular, we would like to find out if the explosion in Latin honors (cum laudes and magna cum laudes) in recent years is due to the Revitalized General Education Program (RGEP). Through regression analysis, we found that GWA is determined by the RGEP (as well as the EWA). Except for a few subjects, there is no grade inflation in RGEP courses.

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    Paper provided by University of the Philippines School of Economics in its series UP School of Economics Discussion Papers with number 201102.

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    Length: 21 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2011
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    Publication status: Published as UPSE Discussion Paper No. 2011-02, April 2011
    Handle: RePEc:phs:dpaper:201102

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    Keywords: trends in grades; grade inflation;

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    1. William Chan & Hao Li & Wing Suen, 2005. "A Signaling Theory of Grade Inflation," Working Papers tecipa-222, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
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