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To: kevkrom

“To make it more realistic, a big chunk of the pooled GPA needs to be removed from the redistribution for the cost of overhead. So if there’s enough GPA in the pool for everyone to get a 3.0, they really only get 2.0.”

I’ve heard of this, only as the professor constructing the experiment, (an unlikely scenario, but this one works).

The prof announces that there will be distribution of wealth in his class. Each student will receive the average of all grades from tests. First test,
6 A’s, 16 B’s, 14 C’s, 3 D’s and 1 F.
Each student gets a 2.5.

Next test,
5 A’s, 10 B’s, 18 C’s, 5 D’s and 2 F’s.
Each student gets a 2.3.

The students begin to realize no matter how hard they work, the bottom will pull them down. By the 5th and final test the distribution is,
1 A, 2 B’s, 4 C’s, 17 D’s and 16 F’s
Each gets a 0.9 and a serious lesson.

9 posted on 08/18/2011 11:36:11 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: brownsfan
If it were, say, Professor Berneke, he'd be concerned about the grade deflation. He'd realize the need for grade quantitative easing, and add enough GPA points to bring the average up to a “fair” number.
15 posted on 08/18/2011 1:27:29 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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