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Richard , Schiming. "Grade Inflation." Mnsu.edu. N.p., 28 Mar 2014. Web. 28 Mar 2014. <https://www.mnsu.edu/cetl/teachingresources/articles/gradeinflation.html>.In the article above is talking about grade inflation at Minnesota State University. Grade Inflation has been a big issue the last 20 years. It is defined as students receive same grade as students in the past with less work required and less learning. There was a time when grading did not reward the better-qualified students. Between 1955 to 1965 grade deflation was more of an issue. There are eight points that are causes of grade inflation. Institutional pressure to retain students, Increased attention and sensitivity to personal crisis situations for students, Higher grades used to obtain better student evaluations of teaching, the increased use of subjective or motivational factors in grading, changing grading policies and practices, faculty attitudes, content deflation, and changing mission. Some of the implications that were mentioned were that students needed to share their strengths and weaknesses in the classroom. Solutions included hoping to find more accurately the nature of student’s performance.