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ERIC Number: ED014131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov
Pages: 17
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STUDIES AND REPORTS--AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF A SYSTEM OF ACHIEVEMENT GRADING BASED ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE IN A CLASS.
MASON, GEOFFREY
FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY INDICATE THE NECESSITY OF REEXAMINING THE UNMODIFIED USE OF SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE LETTER GRADE DISTRIBUTION AS THE BASIS FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT LETTER GRADE DISTRIBUTION OF A CLASS. THE USE OF THIS SYSTEM IN BRITISH COLUMBIA IS BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT FOR ANY SIZE SAMPLE OF STUDENTS, THERE WILL BE A HIGH CORRELATION OF I.Q. SCORES AND CLASSROOM ACHIEVEMENT GRADES. THE STUDY REVEALED, HOWEVER, THAT THE EXTENT OF DEVIATION BETWEEN THE TWO WAS CONSIDERABLE. THE ARGUMENT THAT THIS PRACTICE GROUPS THE ACHIEVEMENT LETTER GRADES AROUND A MID-POINT APPROPRIATE FOR THE CLASS WAS FOUND TO BE INCORRECT FOR MANY CLASSES IN THE STUDY. IN BOTH THE HIGH AND LOW SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE GROUPS, ABOUT AS MANY CLASSES WERE FOUND TO UNDER-ACHIEVE AS TO OVER-ACHIEVE IN RELATION TO THEIR SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE MEAN. CERTAIN PROCEDURES MODIFYING THIS METHOD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR TEACHER USE IN GRADING ACHIEVEMENT. (HM)
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Educational Research Council, Victoria.
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