ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-134

Date Created : 02/12/2010


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Accountability - Dr. Charity Smith, Assistant Commissioner
Revised Grade Inflation Report

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Dr. Charity Smith

Phone Number:


The grade inflation report is mandated by Act 2197 of 2005. It compares the grades of public high school students taking Algebra I and Geometry during the 2008-2009 school year with their scores on the state’s 2009 End of Course exams for those courses. High schools for which 20 percent or more of students made an A or B in the course but failed to score proficient or advanced on the corresponding End of Course exams are identified as having grade inflation.

The Arkansas Department of Education is submitting a revised grade inflation report due to data errors submitted to the Department of Education. The original report identified 58 high schools. The revised report identifies 52 high schools. Please find the revised grade inflation report and accompanying power point presentation attached to this memo.


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