Michelle in MO Posted July 23, 2008 Share Posted July 23, 2008 I made up transcripts and report cards for all three girls in June; we've enrolled them in a private school beginning in August. I've already sent the paperwork off to the school, but I do have a question re: college-entrance exams like the ACT and the PSAT and GPA's. Is there a website that shows an approximation of a student's GPA in school and what type of ACT/PSAT/SAT score would be expected---or vice-versa (in other words, if a student received a certain score on the ACT, what GPA range would that student typically be in). I don't believe in grade inflation, so I've tended to grade everything with a strict percentage. I didn't give them a stellar grade for Latin, either. So, my overall calculations gave my oldest a good GPA, but not "tops". However, she tends to do well on standardized tests. I didn't "weight" any grades, but simply graded everything on a 4.0 scale. (As an aside, I honestly don't understand our local p.s.'s grading system---the valedictorian and salutatorian graduating with a 16.3-something GPA. What does that mean?). I put a ** by the Omnibus class for this year only as a possible honors class and left it up to the school we're enrolling them in, whether or not they want to weight that grade. I don't know if I'm making sense. I've always thought---the grade they get is the grade they get; no inflation. My question may sound strange, but am I doing the oldest, in particular, a disservice if her test scores are better than what her GPA reflects? (She didn't score through the roof or anything, but did pretty good.) Like I said, I've already sent off the paperwork. I'm wondering, though, how much colleges look at GPA's and how much they look at test scores. She'll obviously have a couple years at the private school, and they'll take over calculating her GPA from there. I'm not looking to inflate her grade; I'm just wondering if I was pretty much "on track" with how I calculated her GPA or not, compared to the test scores. The scale I used was like the scale used by the private, Catholic school they'll be attending: A=100-94 (or 93?), etc. Or---should I just call the school counselor and ask her? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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