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Determinants of undergraduate GPAs: SAT scores, high-school GPA and high-school rank


  • Cohn, Elchanan
  • Cohn, Sharon
  • Balch, Donald C.
  • Bradley, James Jr.


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  • Cohn, Elchanan & Cohn, Sharon & Balch, Donald C. & Bradley, James Jr., 2004. "Determinants of undergraduate GPAs: SAT scores, high-school GPA and high-school rank," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 23(6), pages 577-586, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecoedu:v:23:y:2004:i:6:p:577-586

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    1. Cohn, Elchanan & Cohn, Sharon, 1994. "Graphs and Learning in Principles of Economics," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 84(2), pages 197-200, May.
    2. Elchanan Cohn & Sharon Cohn & Donald C. Balch & James Bradley, 2001. "Do Graphs Promote Learning in Principles of Economics?," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 32(4), pages 299-310, January.
    3. William E. Becker, 1997. "Teaching Economics to Undergraduates," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 35(3), pages 1347-1373, September.
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