Student Expectations of Grade Inflation
College students completed evaluation-of-teaching surveys in five different courses to develop an evaluation instrument that would provide results concerning faculty performance. Two questions examined students' expectations regarding grades. Results indicated a significant degree of expected grade inflation. Large proportions of students doing superior and average work expected As, and students performing average work expected Bs or As.
Landrum, R. Eric. (1999). "Student Expectations of Grade Inflation". Journal of Research and Development in Education, 32(2), 124-128.