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ERIC Number: ED104452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 34
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A Study of the "In-Progress" Grade.
Ebersole, Jay F.
An "in-progress" grade concept was added to the grading policy of Harrisburg Area Community College (Pennsylvania) in November 1971. The "in-progress" grade, or Y grade as it is designated, signifies that a student has not successfully passed a course, but that with the agreement of the instructor he/she will repeat the course and, if successful, obtain a passing grade. The Y grade carries no credit and does not count in the student's grade point average. If the student fails to repeat the course in the subsequent semester, the Y grade becomes an F. This study is a review of the use of the Y grade in the three and one-half years since its inception. It inquires to what extent has the Y grade been used, whether students repeated the courses for which Y grades were issued, and whether students passed the course in the subsequent semester. Results indicate that through the use of Y grade many students have subsequently passed the course they were failing on first attempt, and the college has a moderately successful, non-punitive grading device. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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