GPA's - what do they tell?
We know schools use the GPA's to guide their acceptances. But are the GPA's giving a true view of what students are learning?
As the recent article in the Washington Post states:
"Our reliance on it is reinforced in its use for awarding certain honors (such as cum laude), obtaining and maintaining scholarship status, and hiring for internships or even jobs after graduation."
Bucknell University is introducing a new way to look at GPA's with the "The GPA of Medians, or GPAM, is the GPA a student would have if they had earned the median grade in each course they took."
The system hasn't been perfected yet, but we will keep watching as schools works towards making the GPA meaningful and less grade inflation.
Read the full article here.