ERIC Number: ED095979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-12
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Academic Achievement and Classroom Attendance.
Nelson, Hershel H.
It was hypothesized that there would be a measurable difference in grades received by students who maintain a record of regular attendance and by students who do not, and that the difference can be measured by the chi-square statistical technique. The attendance and evaluation records of a sample of Polk Community College history professors (320 students) were obtained and examined for the fall term of 1972-73 academic year. Using the chi-square statistical technique, analysis of the data collected showed that about one-third of the total number of students in the study took liberties beyond the normally accepted three-cut allowance. Of these, one-fifth failed. The data also indicated that overall end-of-course grades would be higher if regular attendance in class were maintained by all students. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida