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November 1997 An alternative to traditional GPA for evaluating student performance
Valen E. Johnson
Statist. Sci. 12(4): 251-278 (November 1997). DOI: 10.1214/ss/1030037959


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.


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Valen E. Johnson. "An alternative to traditional GPA for evaluating student performance." Statist. Sci. 12 (4) 251 - 278, November 1997.


Published: November 1997
First available in Project Euclid: 22 August 2002

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/ss/1030037959

Rights: Copyright © 1997 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.12 • No. 4 • November 1997
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