Do High Grading Standards Affect Student Performance ?

  title={Do High Grading Standards Affect Student Performance ?},
  author={David N. Figlio},
This paper explores the effects of high grading standards on student test performance in elementary school. While high standards have been advocated by policy-makers, business groups, and teacher unions, very little is known about their effects on outcomes. Most of the existing research on standards is theoretical, generally finding that standards have mixed effects on students. However, very little empirical work has to date been completed on this topic. This paper provides the first empirical… CONTINUE READING
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