Grade Evaluation System Essay

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A transparent and rigorous evaluation system is expected to be implemented in the academic system to ensure a complete professional education. Globally, in academics, bell curve is a method of assigning grades designed to yield a preferred distribution of grades among the students in a class. Stringently speaking, grading on a bell curve refers to the assigning of grades according to the distribution known as the normal distribution. But in the Indian scenario, few universities fail to follow the global pattern of assigning grades. This paper tries to project the anomaly in the evaluation system and opens the window for the administrators to take stock of the situation and enable corrective measures for the betterment of the students and society.…show more content…
While institutions are not taking too many measures to combat grade inflation, there are several key pressures faculty members face when assigning grades, and these may cause us to feel uneasy or hesitant to immediately switch over to a strict regimen of grade deflation. These pressures in no way excuse or minimize the ethical implications of grade inflation, nor do we seek to undermine the efforts of those striving to curtail what is indeed a significant and widespread problem in higher education today. Our purpose is only to suggest some of the underlying causes of this epidemic from a faculty perspective; to point out some of the pressures society face as they assign students grades, Eubanks, P.…show more content…
Consider Fig.1, which depicts the grades awarded to students for a particular course ‘X’. There are two curves in the figure. One curve denotes the published result for the course and the other curve denotes the simulated bell curve for the result published. It is very well evident that the published result seems to be moderated only for the ‘E’ grade and bell curve is not followed. The published result is a sinusoidal curve and the ‘E’ grade is dominating. The case with the course ‘Z’, ‘P’ and ‘Q’ is worse than the course ‘X’ and
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