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GPA: What Does This Mysterious Metric Teach Us?

A Discussion of “Grades in Economics and Other Undergraduate Courses”

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The Grade Point Average (GPA) is the metric we use to represent student achievement, but should we? It serves as a measure for who qualifies for honors, scholarship,s internships, and job offers. That is a lot riding on one number.

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