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My school changed to a more standard based grading and are following Tom Guskey's philosophy. Our GPAs are lower now and I am worried about college admission. They keep telling us that colleges will look at the student's GPA in comparison to other students in his class and not other students? How is that possible? My GPA is now 06 lower than what it was before and we have fewer things being graded. Fewer assessments since homework and quizzes are not considered part of the achievement grade. Help make sense of this!!!!!!!!!!!

2012-01-30
Ron
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

What colleges will look at most is the rigor of the courses you have taken. If your gpa is
lower than it was below the shift to standards-based grading my contention would be that
previously your grade was inflated by what you did and now it is based on what you know. I
would suggest you focus less on how grades are determined and focus more on improving
your learning.

 

 

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