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ERIC Number: ED135437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Grade Distributions: Community Colleges, Fall 1976.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
This report examines fall 1976 grade distributions in the Hawaii community colleges and compares them with those of previous semesters. Analysis of data for a total of 1,816 courses and 80,705 grades revealed: (1) the average grade in fall 1976 was 2.8, compared to 2.9 and 3.0 in previous semesters; (2) the credits-earned rate was 70%, 1% lower than the previous two semesters but higher than the 68% noted for fall 1974; (3) credits-earned rates were higher for vocational courses than for general education courses, consistent with patterns in earlier semesters; (4) 2,292 credit/no-credit grades were given, comprising about 3% of all grades compared to 4% in the previous semesters; (5) the percentage of "W" (withdrawal) designations was 9%, compared to 10% the previous spring and 15% in fall 1974; (6) "N" (no-credit) grades comprised 16% of the grades in transfer courses compared to a rate of 11%-14% in the previous semesters; and (7) liberal arts majors earned higher grade point averages than did vocational majors. Tables of academic grade data are included and provide grade distributions and averages by college, academic division, major, and comparative data on grade point averages for the five semesters fall 1974-fall 1976 by college, major, and educational objective (degree objective). (JDS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii