The Education Exchange: High School Grade Inflation “Really Dramatically Increased,” ACT Researcher Finds

“A potential unintended consequence of the test-optional movement”

Photo of Edgar SanchezThe lead research scientist in applied research at ACT, Edgar Sanchez, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Sanchez’s latest report, which investigates how grade inflation has grown since 2010, and how inflation increased during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The report, “Grade Inflation Continues to Grow in the Past Decade,” co-written with Raeal Moore, is available now.

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