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The Confusing World of Weighted Grades.

As soon as the “ink” dried on my last post, Weighted Grades – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,  I read an article about how the University of Michigan is going stop re-calculating GPAs.  Apparently the differences are not big enough to justify the effort.  Give a point to the “grade grubbers”.

Weighted Grades – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

It seems that there are a large number of articles lately about schools/districts re-evaluating weighted grades and class rank (usually because of weighted). Weighted grades came about as a way to reward students for attempting more challenging classes.  Without weighted grades, some students would not attempt the challenge of AP or IB classes for fear that […]

Answers from the president of the College Board Part II

I am  greatly entertained with many of the comments on The Choice’s – Guidance Office series of Questions and Answers with Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board. It is clear that there are many who have an axe to grind with the College Board.  I guess this makes sense as the College Board is deeply intertwined […]

Ask Gaston Caperton, President of the College Board, a question

The “Guidance Office”, a feature of the “New York Times”, is taking questions for Mr. Caperton to answer during next weeks series. This week in the Guidance Office, The Choice is seeking reader questions for Gaston Caperton, who has been president of the College Board since 1999. The board is the nonprofit association of 5,000 […]

Advanced Placement Exams as the new indicator for college success?

This past week there were two articles that indicated that colleges are looking at AP exams as a better indicator, than SAT exams, of a students ability to succeed in college .  One article was in the New York Times and the other in the Washington Post. In some ways  this makes sense.  The AP […]