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VTAlumni,

You wrote, Now it seems they are awarding higher than 4.0 grades for these advanced courses (giving out 5.0's for A's there) and just the other day I found out a student next door was ranked 131 out of a class of 350 with a GPA of 3.98. So that means approximately 35% of her graduating class will have a 4.0 or higher?!?!

My alma matter did that in the '80s. With an AP class, A=5, B=4, C=2, D=1. I don't recall my GPA, but it was well above 4.0.

I think I placed 8th or so out of about 220. They didn't tell everyone their placement, but I wrote a program to help the school convert their records between semester and trimester scoring systems. Of course I got to look at the data any time they encountered a bug or wanted a new feature (sorted report by final score, doh!), so I knew who was in the top 10 or 20. But I never saw the final numbers, so I never learned my exact placement - I was just 8th before the last trimester ended.

- Joel
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