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What Does An A Tell Us About Students Today?

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.1155.1 - 6.1155.5

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John Darnell

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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.

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