QPR

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  1. MomoftheMagik

    MomoftheMagik Member

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    Just curious as to what "QPR" stands for...couldn't find it on the acronym list. I know it has something to do with GPA. I figured it must stand for something like "Quality Point Rating", and I assumed it averages GPA and other standards that are unique to an SA. Is that anywhere near correct? I know my DS has a higher QPR than we figured his GPA to be based on his grades...Hope that's a good thing!
     
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    I cannot per say answer for the SA's, but I work for a Fortune 100 company and we have QPR's, Quality Performance Reviews...somewhat educated guess would be its the same.
     
  3. PositiveThinking

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    I was wondering the same thing, so I looked it up in the USNA catalog on their website, and here's what it says:

    "Grading
    Grades have an added dimension at the Naval Academy in that they affect your status and
    privileges as a midshipman. As the major determinant of class rank, they also influence ship
    selection or advanced training scheduling following service assignment and seniority upon
    graduation and commissioning.
    We use a letter grading system with these values, called quality point equivalents, or QPE:
    A = 4.0 (Excellent)
    B = 3.0 (Good)
    C = 2.0 (Satisfactory)
    D = 1.0 (Marginally passing)
    F = 0.0 (Failing)
    I = No Value (Incomplete)

    Grades are averaged using a weighted semester hour system called the quality point rating or QPR.
    The QPR is figured by multiplying the QPE received in each course by the semester hours of credit
    for the course. That total is divided by the total number of hours completed in the semester. You
    earn semester QPRs and a cumulative QPR (CQPR) based on all of your grades.
    Midshipmen must maintain a cumulative QPR of 2.0 or above or they risk academic
    probation or dismissal. As required by law, the Academic Board reviews the records of
    academically deficient midshipmen. Midshipmen subject to academic discharge are those
    who fail two or more courses; have a semester QPR below 1.5; fail to remove academic
    probation; are two or more courses behind in the matrix of the assigned major; do not
    fulfill a requirement previously assigned by the Academic Board; or do not complete all
    graduation requirements by the end of the first-class year.
    Grades in military performance, conduct, physical education and summer professional
    training are not included in the QPR, but they are figured into class standing. Satisfactory
    performance in professional areas is required."
     
  4. MomoftheMagik

    MomoftheMagik Member

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    Thanks! Never even thought of looking that up. Strange because I'm always looking things up on that site! That was very helpful and good to know that his grades were the only source of that number! I know his military bearing, conduct and physical fitness are good, so I figured they brought up his "GPA". I'm glad to be wrong in this case!
     
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    However ...those issues of military performance, peer and CO evals, conduct, and physical fitness do contribute (to a substantially lesser degree than academics) to a Mid's Order of Merit.
     
  6. fishbowl

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    Whistle Pig - do you know what acronyms are used for Orders of Merit? That is, do you know what OOM, AOM and MOM stand for? I', guessing that OOM is Order of Merit, but is that overall, in the company, for the class?
     
  7. AF6872

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    I think this is the OOM definition unless there is a new one but it identifies the criteia with maybe some incidental changes:

    http://www.usna.edu/AdminSupport/Instructions/1000-1999/1531.51A CH-1.pdf

    As with everything millitary it is gobelydook that no civilian can understand. Then again it was issued in 1996 but may be still in effect unless currently revised.
     
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