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

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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 There had been discussion to allow athletes who transferred with at least a 3.0 grade point to become immediately eligible at their new school. Ron Higgins,, "Former Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom joins Senior Bowl staff," 30 May 2018 Eighth grade point guard Sierra Godbolt scored 8 points in the first quarter, freshman center Kayla Blackshear had 10 points and 8 rebounds and 7th grader Eleecia Carter also scored 10., "Lake Highland girls basketball back in Final Four," 24 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of grade point

1951, in the meaning defined above

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