Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Grade inflation

I posted a while back about grade inflation. I was inspired by a short article on the Economix blog and offered a question in the comments.

Lo and behold, my question was answered (toward the bottom). I think it was a fair answer, but I wish he had more to say. I agree that its very difficult to compare apples and oranges (Harvard GPA to UMass GPA)--in this case because we don't have any good data for estimating the variance in GPAs at each college.

Also, this is funny. I found a treasure trove of law school admissions data that I'm going to mine for insights. One day they will appear on this blog (vis a vis medical school admissions).

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