High school seniors are earning higher GPAs and taking harder classes than they did two decades ago, according to a new study by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP).
The average high school senior’s GPA is up to 3.00 from an average of 2.68 in 1990. While the exact reason is unclear, students aren't just loading up on easy classes. According to NAEP, more seniors are graduating from rigorous curriculums and fewer seniors are graduating from below-standard ones than in the past. Check out a full summary of NAEP's findings here.
Have you noticed a trend among the graduating classes at your high school? If students are performing better, why do you think that is? Email me at INblog@review.com and let me know.