ERIC Number: ED097823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Grading: Student and Faculty Opinions. Indiana Studies in Prediction, No. 26.
Doerann-George, Judith; And Others
This study surveyed student and faculty opinion about the university grading system. The results show discontent with the system, but a feeling that some type of grading is probably necessary. Students disagreed that faculty collect enough information for grading; students did not believe faculty were too lenient in grading, but many faculty disagreed with this point; both faculty and students agreed that course objectives were too obscure, but students did understand what they must do to get a grade. Students had a tendency to believe that grades are related to faculty ability, but faculty disagreed with this. Students and faculty alike were split in preference for objective and subjective grading, but AI's preferred objective. All groups agreed that faculty should be allowed to choose different products (papers, tests, etc.) as a base for grading different students. Students and faculty saw grades as motivating (males more than females), and as anxiety producing (females more so than males). All believed that good grades are useful in getting jobs and in being accepted for graduate work, but students believed grades do not accurately reflect their achievement. Faculty had a tendency to believe grades do reflect achievement, but AI's were undecided. All groups lean toward agreeing that some form of grading is necessary if academic standards are to be maintained. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Educational Studies and Testing.