Volume 13, Number 7 November 18, 2005

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U of A questions results

EDMONTON – Universities continue to question the methodology used by Maclean’s magazine to produce its annual ranking, including the University of Alberta, which believes it should be higher than sixth spot among medical/doctoral institutions.

A U of A news report quotes Deputy Provost Art Quinney saying the university feels “under-ranked” and suggesting a problem with the survey’s indicators, in particular the measure of high school entrance grades that are weighted about 11 per cent among all of the elements assessed.

“The methodology puts us at a very distinct disadvantage from the other provinces, particularly Ontario and British Columbia, where the inflation of high school grades has been extremely significant,” said Quinney.

He said an entrance average of 80 per cent at the U of A translates to an entrance average of about 87 per cent elsewhere.


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