ERIC Number: ED077506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Instructional Variables and Student Completion.
A study was conducted to determine the relationships between student completion and time of day the class is offered, the content of the class, size of the class, grading procedure, and background of the teacher. A 17-item questionnaire was prepared for instructors of all daytime graded classes. Response rate was 89%. Results showed that student completion was not affected by the time of day, the content, the grading procedure, or the background of the teacher. Student completion was affected by the size of the class. Small classes (0-20) had significantly lower completion ratios. Completion ratios for classes of 20-30, 30-40, or over 40 did not vary from the average. A large majority of the faculty expressed the belief that student completion is affected by the ability and motivation of the students. A copy of the questionnaire and faculty remarks are appended. (KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Coll., Chula Vista, CA.