Arkansas fights grade inflation

In  58 Arkansas high schools, more than 20 percent of students who got an A or B in algebra or geometry failed to score at the advanced or proficient level on the state’s end-of-course exam. Charging grade inflation, the state education department will require graduates of these schools to score proficient or higher on the state exam or at least 19 on the ACT  to qualify for a new state scholarship worth as much as $5,000 a year.

Via Curriculum Matters.