ERIC Number: ED042408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Review of Grading System Practices in the Higher Education Institutions of New York State.
Goldstein, Kenneth M.; Tilker, Harvey A.
Part I of this report presents a survey of grading practices used by higher education institutions in New York. After reviewing current bulletins or catalogues of all the institutions, questionnaires were mailed to 226 requesting information on prior grading practices and on any recent changes in these practices. Results, based on an 80% response, are given of the basic grading practices and the use of the pass/fail grading options for (1) public, private, seminary, and parochial programs; (2) undergraduate 2 - and 4 - year programs; and (3) graduate and professional programs. In the first 2 categories, the overwhelming majority used grading systems with 5 points or more. The majority of graduate programs used a system of 4 points or less, while the majority of the professional programs used grading systems of 5 points or more. Part II presents a bibliography of articles relating to grading practices. Part III presents a case study of attitudes toward 3-point and 5-point grading at Richmond College. The results of a questionnaire distributed to undergraduates, graduates, and faculty indicated a general preference for the 3-point grading system, with strongest support coming from graduate students. Participating institutions, the surveys and questionnaires are included in the appendix. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Staten Island, NY. Richmond Coll.
Identifiers: New York