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wswalt
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Class Rank Breakdown

Postby wswalt » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:50 pm

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has what a typical class rank breakdown by gpa would be for a school with a 3.0 curve? Thank you very much.

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Re: Class Rank Breakdown

Postby booboo » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:51 pm

Not enough info, unfortunately.

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Re: Class Rank Breakdown

Postby wswalt » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:55 pm

Sorry, I realize without more specific info you can't give an exact breakdown. I'm just wondering in general, what a typical breakdown would be with a 3.0 median.

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Re: Class Rank Breakdown

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:57 pm

You need a couple of data points. For example, if I asked you what the top 10% was with a 3.2 median and 3.6 top 15%, that is possible to figure out.

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Re: Class Rank Breakdown

Postby 5ky » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:59 pm

No, it is actually impossible to give any sort of breakdown without one more data point.

If you knew that 10% were a 3.xx, then a rough approximation could be given.

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Re: Class Rank Breakdown

Postby Giddy-Up » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:08 pm

wswalt wrote:Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has what a typical class rank breakdown by gpa would be for a school with a 3.0 curve? Thank you very much.


Anything higher than a 3.0 is above median, lower than a 3.0 is below median, 3.0 is median.

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Re: Class Rank Breakdown

Postby wswalt » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:22 pm

Giddy-Up wrote:
wswalt wrote:Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has what a typical class rank breakdown by gpa would be for a school with a 3.0 curve? Thank you very much.


Anything higher than a 3.0 is above median, lower than a 3.0 is below median, 3.0 is median.

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Thanks buddy for the great answer.

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Re: Class Rank Breakdown

Postby nymario » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:01 pm

wswalt wrote:
Giddy-Up wrote:
wswalt wrote:Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has what a typical class rank breakdown by gpa would be for a school with a 3.0 curve? Thank you very much.


Anything higher than a 3.0 is above median, lower than a 3.0 is below median, 3.0 is median.

Happy to help



Thanks buddy for the great answer.


It's not even correct. If every class has a 3.0 mean (or even median), the aggregate median is not guaranteed to be 3.0 (though if the mean is curved to 3.0, the aggregate mean must of course be 3.0)

Student 1 A A A - 4.000
Student 2 B C B - 2.667
Student 3 C B C - 2.333

Median = 2.667

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Re: Class Rank Breakdown

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:02 pm

You need another point on the curve. If all you know is the median, the curve could be very steep, with almost everyone clustered right around median and hardly any top and bottom grades, or it could be flatter, with relatively even distribution all the way across and plenty of top and bottom grades.




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