UNITED STATES -- Can you trust that GPA? Exit exams will soon be coming to hundreds of U.S. colleges.
Next spring about 200 universities will be putting a new test in place, and it is basically SAT's for college students.
It's called the Collegiate Learning Assessment and it's meant to provide a pretty objective look at skills for a student's next step in life -- employment. The Wall Street Journal says more and more hiring managers are getting skeptical of grades, mostly because of how many online courses are out there now.
Surveys show only one in four employers think two and four year colleges are doing a good job preparing students for a new, global economy.
GPAs have been on the rise as well, the number of A's given by teachers tripled between 1940 and 2008.
Many of the schools that will offer the assessment could be smaller, private ones.