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No Surprise Here: GPA Better Predictor of College Success Than ACT Scores

February 6, 2020

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University of Chicago reported the result of research they did on HS students who graduated from HS in 2006-2009 and then enrolled in college. Their unsurprising findings: the students‘ GPA was a better predictor of college success than their. ACT scores. One of the researchers offered this cogent explanation on why this is the case and what the impact of the findings SHOULD be;

The more that middle and high school educators can support strong engagement in school – helping students overcome barriers to engagement in class, helping them succeed at different types of academic tasks, so that they earn strong grades – the better these educators are supporting academic skills broadly and preparing students for college.

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