The survey, conducted by former Duke geophysics professor Stuart Rojstaczer and Furman University associate professor Christopher Healy, focused on past and current grading patterns from more than 150 universities.
has continued to update the study online.
"To me it's an integrity and transparency issue for parents and students," said Turner.
plans to revive a bill that he
pushed during the 2013 session that would have required a student's post-secondary transcript at public universities to include the average grade for each class - a requirement that essentially would show whether an A grade was the exception or the rule.
, in a telephone interview with the Business Press
, said his
most comprehensive research of Texas schools focused on Texas A&M University at College Station and Texas State University at San Marcos
said that he
also compiled a "little bit of data" from Texas Christian University
that showed the percentage of A's declining from 36.4 percent 1979 to 33.2 percent in 1991.
During that period, the percentage of A's dipped as low as 30.8 percent in 1982.
said the data could reflect a period during which grade inflation nationally appeared to be stabilizing or decreasing before turning back upward.
did not have subsequent statistics for TCU