grade point average


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grade point average

n. Abbr. GPA
The average grade earned by a student, figured by dividing the grade points earned by the number of credits attempted.
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grade′ point` av`erage



n.
a measure of scholastic attainment computed by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number of credits taken.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.grade point average - a measure of a student's academic achievement at a college or university; calculated by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number attempted
criterion, standard, touchstone, measure - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
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Students will earn merit-based scholarships of $15,000 or $20,000 based on their grade point averages and an additional $1,500 scholarship if they are members of Phi Theta Kappa.
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It found that across studies, higher levels of conscientiousness lead to higher college grade point averages. It also showed that five common personality tests are consistent in their evaluation of the "Big Five" personality traits; all five measures found a positive correlation between conscientiousness and grade point average and virtually no correlation between the other four personality traits and grade point average.
Skidmore's Thoroughbred Honor Society recognizes varsity student-athletes who have achieved a grade point average of 3.67 or higher during the previous semester.
Two students, Lamia Adi and Al Johara al-Thani, received a perfect grade point average of 4.0 in their fall semester coursework, securing their place in a rarefied group of scholastic outliers.
In his study, Urban Debate and High School Educational Outcomes for African American Males: The Case of the Chicago Debate League, Mezuk (2009) found that debate participants were 70% more likely to graduate and three times less likely to drop out as those who did not participate, even after accounting for eighth-grade test scores and grade point average. Debate participants were more likely to score at or above the ACT benchmarks for college readiness in English and reading, but not in science or mathematics, than those who did not participate.
Robert Tebbetts was 4th Battalion's Honor Graduate for overall grade point average (99.84).
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The primary purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of teacher attrition to standardized reading proficiency test scores, undergraduate grade point average, gender, and ethnicity (Greiner, Espinoza, & Smith, 2005).