grade point


Definition of grade point

: one of the points assigned to each course credit (as in a college) in accordance with the letter grade earned in the course

called also quality point

Examples of grade point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The biggest beneficiaries of living on a campus were incoming freshmen with high-school grade point averages or ACT scores that put them in the bottom third of their class, according to the paper. Lisa Ward, WSJ, "For Some College Students, Living on Campus Helps Their GPA," 17 Oct. 2020 Its plan is to take an even harder look at grade point averages in core, college-preparatory classes. Ron Lieber, New York Times, "How to Predict Merit Aid in a Strange College Application Season," 25 Sep. 2020 More than half the class, 52 percent, posted 4.0 grade point averages in high school and 39 percent scored a 30 or better on the ACT. Paul Gattis |, al, "UAH reaches milestone, topping 10,000 student mark as part of record enrollment," 16 Sep. 2020 There are separate $3,000 academic bonuses for meeting team APR and grade point milestones. oregonlive, "Oregon State awards wrestling coach Chris Pendleton with a 5-year, $825,000 contract," 15 June 2020 Those in admissions at medical colleges are changing the thinking that one person is more deserving of an education than another based on their grade point averages or test scores. al, "Black in white coats: how Alabama’s black healthcare workers are battling pandemic, racism," 14 June 2020 Can anyone who didn’t take Alabama history in the fourth grade point to Conecuh County with confidence and say that’s where the greatest sausage on Earth comes from? Joseph Goodman |, al, "Nate Oats has a signature snack, and now he has a signature victory," 16 Jan. 2020 Exposure to two short, low-cost online programs led to higher grades for lower-achieving ninth graders (the average improvement was 0.1 grade point). Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, "Debate Arises over Teaching “Growth Mindsets” to Motivate Students," 12 Aug. 2019 Schools that fostered climates celebrating academic success and curiosity saw the largest gains: some students got another half a grade point or slightly more, and the likelihood of failure (a D or F average) fell by 8 percent. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, "Debate Arises over Teaching “Growth Mindsets” to Motivate Students," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of grade point

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Grade point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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