ERIC Number: ED036293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
An Examination of the Earned Grade Distributions Between "Successful" and "Dropout" Students at Yakima Valley College.
Rice, Gary A.
This study sought to determine whether significant differences exist between successful students and dropouts in terms of mean grade point averages (g.p.a.'s) in each college department, and to ascertain composite course evaluation patterns on an intra- and inter-divisional basis. The students involved in this study were the same as those who were involved in an earlier study contrasting successful students and dropouts at Washington's Yakima Valley College (ED 030 416). Some comparisons among the findings of the two studies were made. A significant difference (p<.01) was found to exist between successful students and dropouts in every department except for practical nursing and German. It was concluded that a real difference existed between the dichotomous criteria although the difference could not be identified. Grades in those departments that required active performance and motor skills showed consistently higher g.p.a.'s than departments that had a predominantly theoretical or factual knowledge curriculum with passive student performance. (Author/MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yakima Valley Coll., WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington