(noun) “A gradual upward trend in grades awarded to students during the decades since the mid-20th century, reported in a number of countries and at a number of levels of schooling and sometimes offered as evidence of a decline in academic standards” (Wiktionary n.d.).
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- Plural: grade inflations
- Hunt, Lester H. 2008. Grade Inflation: Academic Standards in Higher Education. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Wiktionary. n.d. “grade inflation.” Retrieved October 19, 2013 (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/grade_inflation).