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 Data on the slide spanned a five-year period, including information like UMD’s total number of applicants, with average SAT scores and grade point averages. NBC News, 19 Nov. 2021 Boston school officials credited Scholar Athletes with helping to boost participation in athletics, particularly by helping students meet the minimum grade point averages., 11 Sep. 2021 An early study found that students on the course had higher attendance, grade point averages and credits, but, as with many other promising interventions, there was a risk the gains could be largely temporary. Nick Morrison, Forbes, 6 Sep. 2021 That was followed in descending order by what jobs applicants had in college, their college majors, volunteer experiences, extracurricular activities, relevance of coursework and grade point averages. Washington Post, 24 Apr. 2021 The two new designations would not factor into students' grade point averages. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Apr. 2021 The report found that hundreds of students were failing basic classes such as English and math, with the top grade point averages at Augusta Fells hovering at 0.13. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 11 Mar. 2021 Sumner High School -- which has faced declining enrollment, attendance and grade point averages -- was among them. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 11 Mar. 2021 The move comes after a Project Baltimore investigation found that hundreds of students were failing basic classes such as English and math, with the top grade point averages at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts hovering at 0.13. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 6 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of grade point

1951, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2021

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“Grade point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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