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ERIC Number: ED046929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 186
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A Study of Present Practices and Attitudes Concerning the Letter Grading System of Secondary School Language Arts Teachers and Administrators of Oahu, Hawaii.
Krause, Dorothy Loretta
The attitudes and opinions of secondary school language arts teachers and administrators on the island of Oahu were surveyed regarding the traditional letter grading system and their uses of it. By administering a questionnaire on the letter grade system and computing the responses, data were obtained on educator attitudes toward the definition and purpose of a grade, grading standards practiced compared to grading standards preferred, factors used to grade students, major strengths and weaknesses of the system and ways to improve it, and evaluation systems preferred to the letter grade. Findings indicated that, although the letter grade itself and its purpose were defined in a variety of ways, teachers and administrators on Oahu share a large majority of the same attitudes regarding the traditional letter grading system. Most of the educators agreed that this system has more weaknesses than strengths and that it met the parents' needs more than it met either theirs or their students' needs. The large majority of the administrators and teachers preferred to report to parents and students in terms of goals attained for a specific course rather than in terms of letter grades. (Author/JB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of South Dakota