ERIC Number: ED178128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-26
Reference Count: 0
Community College Grading Policies. Agenda Item 5.
Petersen, Allen; And Others
Because of a wide diversity of grading practices and policies among California community colleges, its impact upon students, and the need for compliance with state minimum standards, a study group was appointed to examine existing regulations and make recommendations to promote commonality among grading policies. Issues such as local autonomy, "penalty" and "non-penalty" grading, and flexibility were considered in developing the recommendations. These include: (1) that a uniform statewide grading scale be established including standardized definitions for both evaluative (A=excellent, B=good, C=satisfactory, D=passing but less than satisfactory, F=failing, CR=credit, and NC=no credit) and non-evaluative (I=incomplete, IP=in progress, RD=report delayed, X=credit by examination, and W=withdrawal) symbols; (2) that there be a more restrictive use and meaning of "W"; (3) that probation based on excessive accumulation of grades of "NC" and "W" be evidence of lack of academic progress; and (4) that a concept of dismissal for unremediated academic probation and progress probation be established. Recommendations were also developed regarding credit/no credit grading, grade changes, course repetition, final exams, credit by examination, and notification of probation. Specific policies and rationales are suggested and relevant sections of Title 5 of the California Education Code are presented. (AYC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California; Course Repetition
Note: Recommendations presented at the meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, October 26, 1979)