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ERIC Number: ED062916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 55
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A Report of the Sub-Committee to Survey the Acceptance of Non-Traditional Grading Patterns by Government, Industry and/or Graduate Institutions - 1972.
Bailey, Robert L., Ed.
Presented in this document are 5 papers concerning nontraditional grading systems and their acceptance. Nontraditional grading practices such as the pass/fail or pass/no credit systems are being used in some fashion in many American colleges and universities today. However, most of these institutions limit considerably the amount of credit that may be earned on such a system, and very few will allow 50% or more credit to be earned on this basis. Employers in private industry appear to be less concerned with the type of system a student was graded on than his previous work experience record, and government employers base their hiring on government-designed tests rather than grades. Acceptance to medical or law school is, however, highly determined by previous scholastic records, and professional schools of this sort do not seem to be very receptive to records with nontraditional grading symbols. Students on these grading systems are, for the most part, enthusiastic. They feel that absence of the traditional grading system relieves pressures about grades, gives freedom to explore new areas, facilitates close student-faculty relationships, and reduces competition with fellow students. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Governors State Univ., Park Forest South, IL.; American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.