I have a question pertaining to R-scores as used to apply in American colleges. They appear in every Quebec CEGEP transcript, course-by-course, and are used as a criterion of admission in Quebec universities for students applying in "restricted" programs (for the record, I am enrolled in an unrestricted program, which admits everyone that satisfy the program's requirements).
So let me be clear about what actually goes into R-scores: they take in account the class rank, with the transcript showing both your own (numerical!) grade and the class average, but also takes in account class strength, using Secondary 4 and 5 provincial finals' scores. Overall, R-scores are norm-referenced, with 25 being, by definition, the province-wide average, with a standard deviation of 5.
R-scores replace high-school GPAs in the Quebecer context; I also think that Quebec CEGEPs can provide quality education. But are there a lot of American colleges that are familiar with R-scores other than a few Northeast schools?