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What Does An A Tell Us About Students Today?

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Conference

2001 Annual Conference

Location

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication Date

June 24, 2001

Start Date

June 24, 2001

End Date

June 27, 2001

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

5

Page Numbers

6.1155.1 - 6.1155.5

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https://peer.asee.org/10024

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63

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John Darnell

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Abstract

When employers and professional or graduate schools look at the grades of college students today, they find students with higher grade point averages (GPA) and higher standardized college admission test scores than ever before. Is today’s student smarter or more dedicated to studying harder to earn higher grades? Or, is this a sign of relaxed standards in colleges and universities and on standardized tests for college admission? What does this mean to engineering educators in attracting students and producing competitive graduates? What does an “A” really mean in today’s educational system?

Darnell, J. (2001, June), What Does An A Tell Us About Students Today? Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/10024

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