Does your GPA reflect the knowledge you gained in a class? The answer, according to an article recently published by the Association of Middle Level Education, is probably not. Teachers rely on grade point averages for the sake of simplicity, not because these averages reflect mastery of material.
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You’ve been deferred from your first choice Early Action college. Now what?
For students who want to both save money and prepare for college success, consider taking college classes while still in high school. You may even get into Harvard (or at least the flagship public university in your state)!
[ad id=12335] It’s time to declare a moratorium on class ranking. One of my most popular post is on the difference between weighted and unweighted
Today a reader wrote in to ask a question about comparing grading system between two different geometry classes in California. Picture this. Two geometry teachers
As a college consultant, I continue to receive many questions about which is better: taking easier classes and getting a high GPA, or risk losing
Unweighted GPA. Weighted GPA. Class rank. How do these factors combine in the college admissions process?