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ERIC Number: EJ911146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Grade Point Average: What's Wrong and What's the Alternative?
Soh, Kay Cheng
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v33 n1 p27-36 Feb 2011
Grade point average (GPA) has been around for more than two centuries. However, it has created a lot of confusion, frustration, and anxiety to GPA-producers and users alike, especially when used across-nation for different purposes. This paper looks into the reasons for such a state of affairs from the perspective of educational measurement. It goes on to suggest replacing the current multiple-regression approach with a multiple cut-off approach which promises to simplify the job and yet do it better. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A