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ERIC Number: ED118453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 28
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Improving Accuracy of Assessment Procedures.
Nash, A. H.
A review of the grading practices of various departments in the Western Australian Institute of Technology is the topic of this paper. The study was initiated in 1969, when an examination of scores given by various departments revealed a large year-to-year fluctuation. It was noted that some departments consistently graded higher than others. A historical account of the study, with graphs showing the grading inequities, is provided. The inception of a "standard grading distribution" and problems which resulted from its implementation are also described. Due to the number of arbitration situations in which students questioned their grades, a computer program was developed which made examination and student academic information available to arbitrators. The author states that his addition of an easily accessible information network has greatly increased the efficiency of the grading system. (CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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