I GUESS AMERICAN SCHOOLS AREN’T THE ONLY ONES WITH GRADE INFLATION, HUH?
For the last week I have been posting on the subject of grade inflation: how it works with getting a job, the causes, and an actual look at the UK numbers for Archaeology. I am going to finish off this series of posts with some more UK data .
Pushing it back 20 years
In my last post I used data from HESA to look at grades in UK Archaeology all the way back to 1994. Why only 1994? That was the year that HESA first started collecting data, replacing the job done by the Universities Statistical Record (USR) which was closed down at that time too. Luckily, after USR folded the data it collected, since 1972, was deposited in the the UK Data Service. I downloaded this data and separated out the Archaeology degrees to look at the marks given for the years 1972-1993 and…
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