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ERIC Number: ED003840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 115
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REACTIONS OF STUDENTS TO RECEIVING GRADES.
COHEN, KAREN C.
ATTITUDE CHANGES OF STUDENTS UPON RECEIVING GRADES WERE STUDIED. MEASURES WERE DEVELOPED TO DETERMINE THE STUDENTS' (1) ATTITUDES TOWARDS GRADES AND SCHOOL, (2) EXPECTANCIES FOR FUTURE GRADES, AND (3) ESTIMATIONS OF ABILITIES. A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF 7TH- THROUGH 12TH-GRADE STUDENTS (1,000) WAS SELECTED. A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO ALL OF THE SUBJECTS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THEY HAD RECEIVED THEIR MID-TERM GRADES. SCHOOL RECORDS WERE ALSO USED TO GATHER DATA. THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT REPORT CARDS DID AFFECT STUDENT ATTITUDES. AFTER RECEIVING THEIR GRADES, STUDENTS REPORTED A GENERAL INCREASE IN THEIR EXPECTANCIES FOR THE NEXT TERM. ALSO CLOSELY RELATED TO THE GRADES RECEIVED WERE (1) ESTIMATIONS OF THE HIGHEST GRADES THE STUDENTS THOUGHT THEY COULD HAVE EARNED AND (2) ACCURACY OF THE STUDENTS' RECALL OF GRADES RECEIVED. GENERAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS GRADES AND SCHOOL WERE NOT AFFECTED BY PARTICULAR GRADES WHICH THE STUDENTS RECEIVED. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers: MARYLAND; Maryland (Baltimore)