GPAs are not the only thing that predict college success.

New research shows that grade point averages predict college success better than standardized tests.

GPAs in high school were five times more accurate than ACT scores for predicting graduation rates. The effect of GPAs on graduation rates was consistent across schools unlike ACT scores.

These findings contradict the belief that GPAs can vary between high schools. However, standardized test results provide a better indicator of whether a student’s readiness for college.

The results show that teachers judge students’ abilities better than standard tests.

These results support the increasing number colleges that have moved to test-optional admissions in the wake the scandalous college admissions cheating scandal.

Cheating on standardized tests was a key element of the scandal that implicated college administrators and celebrities including Felicity Huffman, Oscar-nominated actress. Huffman was sentenced for 14 days and fined $30,000 after she admitted to paying $15,000 to alter her daughter’s incorrect SATs results.

According to the study, SATs success may not be as effective in winning college admissions, but it is less relevant to how well a student does once they are there than GPA.

University of Chicago researchers compared GPAs with SAT scores to determine if there was a stronger correlation between the two.

According to the study published by American Educational Research Association, each incremental increase in GPA correlates with an increase in college graduation rates.

Students with a GPA below 1.5 have a 20% chance to graduate college. This is after taking into consideration student background and college characteristics.

This was true for all the high schools that participated in the study which examined the lives of over 55,000 Chicago public school students who went on to enroll in college.

Researchers suggest that GPA scores are a strong predictor of future success because of the many factors they take into account. These factors include a semester of effort in different classrooms, academic skills that can be applied to different situations and adapting to different teacher expectations.

However, there was a wide variation in the relationship between ACT scores (and graduation rates) between high schools. Researchers found that there was no correlation between ACT scores, graduation rates, and many high schools.

According to research supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, there is even a negative correlation between ACT scores and college graduates at higher levels of achievement.

Researchers suggest that this could be an indication that ACT scores were being used in making decisions about students’ readiness for more rigorous programs. However, they acknowledged that more research was necessary on this point.

“GPAs measure a wide range of skills and behavior that are required for success in college,” Elaine M. Allensworth (lead author of the study, director of the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research) said.

“In contrast, standardized exams measure only a limited set of skills that students must succeed in college. Students can prepare for these tests in narrow ways, which may not translate into better preparation for college.

While GPAs have been shown to be a better predictor for college graduation in previous studies, this study is the first to examine whether standardized tests can be used as a measure college readiness.

According to Kallie Clark, coauthor of the study, and a doctoral student from the University of Chicago, the findings show that coursework is more efficient than preparing for standardized exams.

She stated that the more middle and high school teachers can help students engage in school, such as helping them overcome obstacles to learning, preparing them for college, and helping them succeed in academic tasks.

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