Published: 30-06-2011, 06:32

Honor roll - American Education

A periodic listing of students with the highest grade point averages for the preceding marking period. Often called the dean’s list, the honor roll may restrict its listings according to a wide variety of standards. It may, for example, restrict honorees to a specific percentage of the class—the top 10%, for example—or a specific number such as the highest three, four or five students. It may require honorees to achieve a minimum gradepoint average, in addition to or regardless of specific class ranking. Some honor roll restrictions require minimum grade-point averages made up of individual grades above a certain level—a minimum GPA of 3.8, for example, with no individual grades below 3.0.