Degrading Grades - Do Graduate Grades Provide a Useful Guide to Potential ICT Employers?

Tony Richardson
InSITE 2005  •  Volume 5  •  2005
Over the past decade, the New Zealand government has instituted radical changes to the tertiary sector financial infrastructure. As their traditional benchmarks of student ability and aptitude have been eroded, the consequences for employers and their recruiting practices have been largely ignored. This paper examines the reasons for this erosion and points to factors that have influenced the decline, particularly in the notion that grades are a real indicator of aptitude.
Assessment, ICT Employers, Tertiary Funding, Research Pressure, University Teaching
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