ERIC Number: ED198152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
In a contract grading system, the instructor defines the performance required for each grade, the student defines the performance level to which he or she will work, and signs a contract in which the instructor is committed to awarding this predetermined grade if the student attains the appropriate performance level. This paper is based on a review of the literature on contract grading. Its purpose is to provide information for instructors who are considering adopting the grade contract system and for others who wish to improve their grading procedures or conduct research using the method. The philosophical and psychological foundations of contract grading are discussed, and its advantages and disadvantages are reviewed. An annotated bibliography of more than 150 articles is appended. (GK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Grading, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Performance Contracts
ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541 ($7.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.