ERIC Number: ED328196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-2
Reference Count: N/A
Student Reaction to Contract Grading.
Fraser, J. A. H.
Opinions of contract grading were received from 51 undergraduate education majors and 28 graduate students majoring in education in Acadia University (Nova Scotia, Canada). Students at both educational levels reacted to contract grading in a clear and decisivly positive manner. They agreed that the grading system and assignments were made clear from the beginning, that the system was appropriate, and that grades were assigned fairly. When asked to rank the effectiveness and importance of the various aspects of contract grading, students reported that the key elements were the control they felt they had over the determination of their grades, the clearly stated expectations for performance in the course, criterion referencing of assignments, and the mastery approach to learning. An appendix describes contract tasks required for successful completion of a sample course, and another appendix contains the survey questionnaire. (11 references) (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Acadia University NS
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of Atlantic Educators (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, November 2, 1990).