Report: Possible Grade Inflation in Ga. Schools

ATLANTA (AP) - A new report from the Governor's Office of
Student Achievement shows teachers in some Georgia high schools are handing out passing grades to students who can't pass an
end-of-course exam.

In the report released Tuesday, economics researcher Christopher
Clark says there are "considerable grading disparities" across
the state. He said comparing grades to exam scores shows teachers
in some schools "appear to be inflating course grades."

"These disparities are disconcerting because they may impact college success, HOPE scholarship retention rates and the need for learning support in college," wrote Clark, an economics and finance faculty member at Georgia College & State University.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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