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ERIC Number: ED052680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 17
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Grade Point Averages: Honors v.s. Non-Honors Courses. Indiana Studies in Prediction, Number 15.
Chase, Clinton I.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to determine if Honors courses produce lower gradepoint averages than non-honors courses. The gradepoint averages of 230 students who enrolled in Honors courses in 1965 to 1966 were computed for both the Honors and the non-Honors courses they took. The figures were computed for courses taken at each level, i.e., freshman through senior levels, as well as the total GPA's for the 4-year program. Comparisons of Honors and non-Honors GPA's were made by year as well as for the 4-year program, and an analysis of variance was used to test the statistical significance of differences between Honors and non-Honors GPA's. The findings indicated that Honors courses do not penalize, and indeed may enhance, GPA's of the students invited into the program. However, the range of grades given to these students may be slightly greater in Honors courses than in non-Honors courses. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Educational Studies and Testing.