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GPA and Class Rank Presentation. Presented by: B. Wiegand and Kellyanne Scerbo Power Point arranged by: Brendon Stone. Unweighted Simple GPA. 90-100 = 4.0 80-89 = 3.0 70-79 = 2.0 60-69 = 1.0 28-59 = 0.0. Class Rank.

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Gpa and class rank presentation

GPA and Class Rank Presentation

Presented by: B. Wiegand and Kellyanne Scerbo

Power Point arranged by: Brendon Stone


Unweighted simple gpa

Unweighted Simple GPA

90-100 = 4.0

80-89 = 3.0

70-79 = 2.0

60-69 = 1.0

28-59 = 0.0


Class rank

Class Rank

  • Class rank is based on the number of Total Quality Points (TQP) achieved.

  • Total Quality Points are determined by multiplying: grade x credit x “weight” of the course

    Weights: Standard=1.0 CP=1.04 H= 1.10 AP=1.15

  • Each courses’ TQPs are then added up to calculate the total for the year.


Class rank calculation example

Grade

x

Credits

x

Weight

Factor

=

TQP

Algebra-Standard

100

1

1.00

100

English CP

100

1

1.04

104

History H

100

1

1.10

110

Science AP

100

1.2

1.15

138

Foods

100

0.5

1.00

50

PE

100

0.4

1.00

40

0

Study Hall

0

0

0

104

Spanish CP

100

1.0

1.04

40

Technology

100

0.4

1.0

686

Class Rank Calculation Example

*Based on 6.5 credits


Reasons to change tqp rank system

Reasons to Change TQP Rank System

Reason # 1: Not taking a full schedule

(7.0 credits) adversely affects a

student’s class rank.


Example of how not taking a full schedule adversely affects a student s class rank

Example of How Not Taking a Full Schedule Adversely Affects a Student’s Class Rank

Student # 1: Currently ranked 10/259. If

we omitted one 0.5 elective (ex: Freshman

Seminar) the student’s quality points

would be reduced by 48.5 points, which

then places the student at 43/259.


Example of how not taking a full schedule affects a student s class rank

Example of How Not Taking a Full Schedule Affects a Student’s Class Rank

Student # 2: Currently ranked 3/259. If this

student did not take the 0.6 credit part-time

Choir she would have lost 59.4 points, which

would place her at 32/259.


Reasons to change tqp rank system cont

Reasons to Change TQP Rank System (cont.)

Reason # 2: TQP increased the number of independent studies.

  • Students are trying to create courses to maximize the number of credits they can take.

  • The true definition of an independent study is a course not offered in the high school setting for students to enrich their knowledge in a particular subject.

  • Recent independent studies have not followed the true guidelines.

  • Approximately 118 independent studies in the 2008-2009 school year.


Reasons to change tqp rank system cont1

Reasons to Change TQP Rank System (cont.)

Reason # 3: GPA does not correlate to rank.

Example: Student # 3 was a member of the class of 2007. He had a simple GPA of a 3.995 but he was 17/228 in the class.

  • He took 11 honors courses and 4 AP courses

  • # 2 in the class had a 3.870

  • # 5 in the class had a 3.601


Reasons to change tqp rank system1

Reasons to Change TQP Rank System

  • Not taking a full schedule (7.0 credits) adversely affects a student’s class rank.

    2. TQP increased the number of independent studies.

    3. GPA does not correlate to rank.


Local schools contacted

Local Schools Contacted

Conestoga High School-no rank

Perkiomen Valley High School

Pottsgrove High School

Spring-Ford High School

Methacton High School

Owen J. Roberts High School

Great Valley High School

Boyertown High School

*All schools have a weighted GPA and use it to determine rank.


Summary of our research

Summary of Our Research

  • All 8 schools have a weighted GPA.

  • 6 out of 8 schools rank their students based on their weighted GPA.

  • Conestoga and Great Valley do not report rank to students and parents, but they will report percentiles to colleges. This percentile is based on the weighted GPA.


Our recommended weighted gpa scale

Our Recommended Weighted GPA Scale

  • Complex weighted GPA

  • Weights: Standard=0 CP=1.05 H=1.125 AP=1.25

  • Old Scale: Standard=0 CP=1.04 H=1.10 AP=1.15


Gpa and class rank presentation

New Weighted GPA Scale


Weighted gpa calculation

Grade

Credits

x

GPA

Weight

=

GPA Credit

Algebra-Standard

100

1.0

4.0

4.0

English CP

100

1.0

4.2

4.2

History H

100

1.0

4.5

4.5

Science AP

100

1.2

5.0

6.0

Foods Standard

100

0.5

4.0

2.0

PE

100

0.4

4.0

1.6

4.2

Spanish CP

100

1.0

4.2

1.6

Technology

100

0.4

4.0

6.5

28.1

28

.

1

=

4

.

32

6

.

5

Weighted GPA Calculation

Weighted GPA


Our rationale

Our Rationale

  • Uniform scale to use for class rank, NHS, and Honor roll.

  • In the TQP system the inability to carry a full load adversely affected students.

  • The TQP system does not allow students the opportunity to take study halls if they want to be competitive for class rank.

  • With the new system students are ranked by the grade and level of the course versus the number of credits they can fit in their schedule. This is a more accurate reflection of class rank.


Conclusion

CONCLUSION

This new weighted GPA scale will begin in August of 2010.

GPA/class rank will be recalculated for all students retroactively.

We will start reporting class rank in percentiles. This will eliminate the overemphasis of achieving a specific number.

Students must take a minimum of 6.0 credits.

The top three students will be notified of their status at the start of senior year.

A weighted GPA can make our students more competitive for scholarships and/or admittance into college.


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