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  •  Why would 50% have a 3.0 or better? (none)
    I am stunned that you think that 50% or better getting a 3.0 is considerably low.

    A 3.0 GPA (assuming on a 4-point scale, with an A being 4, B being 3, C being 2, etc.) is a solid B.

    If a an A roughly equals "excellent", a "B" good, a "C" average, a D "below average but passing" and an F "failure/not passing", then why would you think it was considerably low if HALF of the students ended up with B averages?

    If that were true, there would be considerable grade inflation going on.  A 3.0 GPA is still an accomplishment, unless a B really means a C in an atmosphere of rampant grade inflation.

    •  I assure you that grade inflation is rampant. (none)
      In reality B is an average grade, A is an above average grade, C is a below average grade, F is for people who never turn in any work, and D is for people who occassionally make a half hearted attempt to do work.

      At least, that is the norm in public high schools (and colleges for that matter), your mileage may vary at selective private high schools (which are rare).

      "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities" -- Voltaire

      by ohwilleke on Thu May 12, 2005 at 10:55:16 PM PDT

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