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Inflated grades? Three in four grades at UWO are A or B

Three in four grades at UWO are A or B

7:22 PM, Feb. 23, 2013
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Professors gave more As than any other letter grade to students at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh during the past three years.

In fact, more than three out of every four grades given to UWO students were As and Bs, a rate so high it has bent the grade distribution from a bell curve - the dominant trend for most of the 20th Century in which a C represents an average grade - into a steep ski slope, Oshkosh Northwestern Media found by analyzing close to 300,000 grade records obtained through an open records request.

The trend elicits mixed feelings of regret and encouragement among faculty. Some ...

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