Comparing Weighted and Unweighted Grade Point Averages in Predicting College Success of Diverse and Low-Income College Students

@article{Warne2014ComparingWA,
  title={Comparing Weighted and Unweighted Grade Point Averages in Predicting College Success of Diverse and Low-Income College Students},
  author={Russell T Warne and C. Nagaishi and Michael K. Slade and Paul Hermesmeyer and E. Peck},
  journal={NASSP Bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={98},
  pages={261 - 279}
}
While research has shown the statistical significance of high school grade point averages (HSGPAs) in predicting future academic outcomes, the systems with which HSGPAs are calculated vary drastically across schools. Some schools employ unweighted grades that carry the same point value regardless of the course in which they are earned; other schools use weighting systems that assign greater value to grades earned in honors courses. Due to these inconsistencies, comparison of HSGPAs from… Expand
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