ERIC Number: ED186050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Grade Distribution. Community Colleges, Fall 1978.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Data on the grade point ratios (GPR's) and the distribution of grades earned were gathered and analyzed for all students enrolled in credit courses at the seven Hawaii community colleges during Fall 1978. These data indicate that the average assigned grade was 2.7, and that the credits-earned rate was 71%. As in previous semesters, the credits-earned rates were higher for vocational courses (75%) than for general education courses (69%). Rates ranged from 66% in the natural sciences to 85% in hotel and restaurant courses. Of the assigned grades, 3% were credit/no-credit designations; 21% were non-punitive grades (W for withdrawal or N for incomplete); 5% were F's; and 23% were A's. Proportionately fewer A's and B's were given than in previous years, and more F's were assigned at those campuses which give failing grades. The mean GPR of 2.74 had steadily declined since Fall 1975, when it was 2.87. Both liberal arts majors and vocational education majors earned the same average GPR of 2.73. Unclassified students earned the highest GPR's, probably because they carried lighter credit loads. Tables organizing data by campus and program area are provided in the study report. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Note: Tables IIa-g were deleted due to irreproducibility