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Comment author: Khorton 03 December 2017 02:07:32AM 0 points [-]

I'd find this pretty surprising based on my knowledge of the Canadian (Albertan) & British education systems. Does anyone have evidence for standardized exams decreasing "corruption"? (Ben, I'm not sure exactly what you meant by corruption here - do you mean grades that don't match ability, or lazy teaching, or something else?)

Comment author: BenHoffman 05 December 2017 06:31:01PM 1 point [-]

One simple example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grade_inflation

More generally, things like the profusion of makework designed to facially resemble teaching, instead of optimizing for outcomes.