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Hi, everyone. It's sunny today after raining cats and dogs for several days.
Last year, the average standardised test score of this group was in the top 7% in the country. Among the rest of CUNY's students averages are lower, but they are now just breaking into the top third (compared with the bottom third in 1997). CUNY does not appear alongside Harvard and Stanford on lists of America's top colleges, but its recent transformation offers a neat parable of meritocracy revisited.
What do the bold words mean, especially the underlined words?
Thank you in advance. Have a nice weekend, everyone.
From meritocracy - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
1 : a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement
2 : leadership selected on the basis of intellectual criteria