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    Distribution of grades

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    When dealing with college education one could argue that overall grades received by students follow a normal distribution or bell curve. Hence, grading on a curve (the standard bell curve or normal distribution) might be fair and mirror the overall trend of the student population.

    Do you think that this approach is fair?

    Does grading on a curve make sense?

    WHY or WHY NOT?

    NOTE; Colleges and universities do check the distribution of their grades. usually, the mean and standard deviation are recorded. Hence, all the discussion about grade inflation.

    Please HELP me answer the questions and can you define BELL CURVE and NORMAL DISTRIBUTION

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    Yes the approach is fair. Because the sample or in other words data involved in calculations is very large and most of the distributions tend to ...

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