Where A Is Ordinary : The Evolution of American College and University Grading , 1940 – 2009

@inproceedings{Rojstaczer2011WhereAI,
  title={Where A Is Ordinary : The Evolution of American College and University Grading , 1940 – 2009},
  author={Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy},
  year={2011}
}
Background/Context: College grades can influence a student’s graduation prospects, academic motivation, postgraduate job choice, professional and graduate school selection, and access to loans and scholarships. Despite the importance of grades, national trends in grading practices have not been examined in over a decade, and there has been a limited effort to examine the historical evolution of college grading.