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Earning top grades is never easy, and those who earn all As or 100s or 4.0s deserve tremendous praise for exhibiting the effort, commitment, and execution that academic excellence demands. But sometimes class ranking obscures relative ability on a larger scale. Simply put, not all As are created equal. ACT, Inc. recently confirmed what we’ve all suspected: even some students with a high school GPA of 4.0 are not college ready. How can this be? Surely a student who as earned a place in the upper echelon of students in an academic setting has proven that he has what it takes to succeed at the next level. To this, an unhappy horde of prospective professional athletes, actors, and performers sigh, “Of course not.” The best pitcher in Double-A baseball may not have what it takes against Triple-A competition. By the same token, high grades in a non-rigorous academic environment don’t…

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