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May 20 2013 School Reform Newsletter

Maeve Maddox questions the value of weighted courses that enable high school students to accumulate grade point averages that exceed 4.0.

How Meaningful is Your Child's GPA?
Thanks to weighted courses in high school, 4.0 is no longer the highest GPA that can be earned. Weighting enables students to manipulate the system in order to "look good" on their college applications. These days, GPA is not a dependable gauge of high school achievement.

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