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ERIC Number: ED131754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Changes in Undergraduate Grading Patterns at Indiana University, Bloomington Campus, 1969-1972.
Pugh, Richard C.; And Others
Three complementary studies comprise the report: (1) Descriptive Grade Distributions, (2) Measured Trends in Grade Distributions, 1969-1972, and (3) Grade Distributions among Academic Subsets. In the first, percent grade distributions are tabulated by subject field, by year, by upper and lower division, and by two categories of course enrollment. The second study undertook to relate the change in average grades to average ability levels (as measured by SAT scores) over four years. The hypothesis that the steady increase in average grades is a primary function of an increase in students' average ability was not supported. In the third study, trends in average grades were examined to determine whether or not they are consistent across department groupings in the College of Arts and Sciences. Upper and lower division courses are considered separately. There was found a general tendency for the percent of A's, I's, and W's to increase, and for C's and D's to decrease. Numerical tables are included with each study. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Trend Analysis, Units of Study
Office of Institutional Research, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 4740l.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Office of Institutional Research.