ERIC Number: ED038977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Preliminary Results of a Survey of Psychology Department Faculty and Students Attitudes Regarding a No "F" Grade Policy in Psychology I.
Young, Edwin A.
A new alternative to awarding "F" grades for course failure was investigated by the psychology department of Los Angeles City College, and initial results are reported in this study. Basically, a "W" grade was given to failing Psychology 1 students in place of "F" during the fall 1969 semester. The "W" could also be selected by students who would otherwise earn a "D." The "W" grade meant no credit for courses, but did not result in a loss of grade points. Conclusions indicated that grading standards were not lowered; and a substantial majority of instructors and students found many positive values in the system, especially a lessening of anxiety about grades. It was subsequently recommended that the procedure be continued. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California