Dartmouth students can predict their GPA with their smartphone

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Any student who has partied that bit too much will know the impact it can have on their GPA. But beyond late nights, there are a whole range of cognitive, behavioral and environmental factors that can impact academic performance — including quantity and quality of sleep and amount of physical activity. Now, researchers at Dartmouth College and the University of Texas at Austin are using a SmartGPA app to carry out their StudentLife study, which uses data collected from smartphone sensors to monitor students' habits and predict their GPA score to within 0.17 of a point. The SmartGPA app tracks…

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