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ERIC Number: ED114030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-29
Pages: 16
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Semester Indices of Successful Students as a Function of the Semester in Attendance.
Schell, Robert E.
Many factors influence the grades students earn. Without the intervention of institutional forces, it is reasonable to suspect that the mean semester index of successful students will remain constant with the passage of time. If, on the other hand, institutional variables exist that influence grading standards, then it is reasonable to suspect that the mean semester indices will reflect systematic change. The academic records of seventy-nine students who began their academic careers at the State University College at Oswego and remained in attendance and in good standing for seven consecutive semesters were selected for this study. The mean semester index of the subjects showed an increase between the freshmen and sophomore, sophomore and junior, junior and senior years. The semester indices of these students were below the general mean in the freshmen year and above the mean in the last semester of the senior year. Since there was no reason to suspect that these students experienced large relative gains in intelligence or talent, it must be concluded that the cause of these gains was external and probably institutionally based. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Identifiers - Location: New York