“A” stands for “average” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s education school, concludes a Wisconsin Policy Research Institute report by Marc Eisen. Ninety-six percent of education students receive A grades; the average GPA is a near-perfect 3.92.
Grade inflation is common at ed schools, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality Bulletin. Nationwide, the average GPA in 2006-2007 was 3.11, up from 2.93 15 years earlier.
At UW-Madison, education, art and women’s studies majors earn the highest grades. Math majors have the lowest average, 2.78, with only chemistry and economics majors also averaging less than a B.