The Value of a GPA
Advocacy Focus, East Early College High School
Monday/Wednesday- Feb 4/6
Essential Question: What value do universities place on a student's GPA?
Task 1: Read- "Average College GPA"
- Divide the reading of the article into six groups:
- Group 1- Understanding the College GPA (1-4)
- Group 2- Understanding the College GPA (1-4)
- Group 3 - College Grades
- Group 4 - Average GPA by Major
- Group 5 - College Acceptance Rates
- Group 6 - GPA in High School
- First, each student will read his or her assign section, and then, they will create an effective summary outlining the key information. Allow 8-10 (have students write this on their own paper).
- Then, in their groups, students will discuss their findings. The group will develop a group summary (each student should write the group paragraph on their paper). (Allow 8-10 minutes)
- Next, each group will select a group representative or two representatives who will present the paragraph to the class. (Allow 2-3 minutes per group)
- Finally, allow other classmates to ask questions to each group if further clarification is needed.
Task 2: Evaluating GPAs if you can complete this task on the same day- then continue- if not, then finish on Wednesday. The students may use the links provided on the reading to complete this task. On the same paper were students developed their individual paragraph/group paragraph, they will answer the following questions:
- What is your GPA?
- What is your unweighted GPA
- What is your weighted GPA
- What is your HCC GPA? (if applicable)
- What value and importance have you placed on your high school/or your HCC GPA?
- What did you learn about your GPA based on the article?
- How do you plan to improve your GPA? Or to maintain your GPA?
- Why do you believe colleges, universities place so much value on a student's GPA?
Reflection and Discourse
1. Why is it important to continue to improve and/or maintain your GPA?