- Statist. Sci.
- Volume 12, Number 4 (1997), 251-278.
An alternative to traditional GPA for evaluating student performance
In response to the growing problem of grade inflation in American undergraduate institutions, alternatives to GPA and GPA-based student assessment are discussed. One alternative summary, based on a Bayesian latent trait formulation, eliminates many of the inequities associated with GPA-based measures and has been proposed as a replacement for GPA-based class ranks at Duke University.
Statist. Sci., Volume 12, Number 4 (1997), 251-278.
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Johnson, Valen E. An alternative to traditional GPA for evaluating student performance. Statist. Sci. 12 (1997), no. 4, 251--278. doi:10.1214/ss/1030037959. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1030037959
- Includes: Patrick D. Larkey. Comment: adjusting grades at Duke University.
- Includes: John W. Young. Comment: grade inflation, a pervasive problem--a commentary on Johnson's achievement index.
- Includes: Richard A. White. Comment: achievement index.
- Includes: Brian W. Junker, Eric T. Bradlow. Comment by Brian W. Junker and Eric T. Bradlow.
- Includes: Valen E. Johnson. Rejoinder by Valen E. Johnson.