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2017

Academic performance

Beverly Wood

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Strategy Precedes Operational Effectiveness: Aligning High Graduation Rankings With Competitive Graduation Grade Point Averages, Maurice Apprey, Kimberly C. Bassett, Patrice Preston-Grimes, Dion W. Lewis, Beverly Wood Sep 2017

Strategy Precedes Operational Effectiveness: Aligning High Graduation Rankings With Competitive Graduation Grade Point Averages, Maurice Apprey, Kimberly C. Bassett, Patrice Preston-Grimes, Dion W. Lewis, Beverly Wood

Beverly Wood

Two pivotal and interconnected claims are addressed in this article. First, strategy precedes program effectiveness. Second, graduation rates and rankings are insufficient in any account of academic progress for African American students. In this article, graduation is regarded as the floor and not the ceiling, as it were. The ideal situation in the promotion of strategy is the alignment of high graduation rates or rankings with high graduation cumulative grade point averages. This strategic alignment is precisely what needs to be formulated in the first instance before making judgments about program development and/or operational effectiveness. The work of the ...