47% of grads have A’s, but . . . | Joanne

The high school class of ’16 had lots of A students: 47 percent graduated with an A average, reports Greg Toppo for USA Today. But while grades and graduation rates are rising, SAT scores are down.

Most high school graduates enroll in college, but only 56 percent of four-year college students complete a bachelor’s degree in six years, according to a Harvard study. Just 29 percent of students who start at two-year colleges earn a degree in three years.

From 1998 to 2016, the average grade point average (GPA) rose from 3.27 to 3.38, even as the average SAT score dropped, researchers…

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