ERIC Number: ED158814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Grading Patterns at L.A.C.C. 1955-1977. Research Study #78-6.
Gold, Ben K.
Using grade distributions for fall semesters for odd-numbered years from 1955 to 1977, this study presents statistics on grading practices at Los Angeles City College. For each year in the day and evening divisions, the number of A, B, C, D, F, W (withdrawn), WF (failing at the time of withdrawal), WU (dropped for non-attendance), INC (incomplete), C (credit) and N/C (no credit) grades issued, total grades issued, total A, B, C, D, F grades issued and grade point averages (GPA) are presented. Additional tables and figures cover the number of grades per week enrollment for 1961-1977, GPAs by department for 1969, 1973 and 1977, and the number and percents of instructors and departments giving various grades for fall 1977. An examination of the statistical data reveals that more part-time students have enrolled in recent years, and that students are enrolling in more courses and withdrawing from the less attractive or more difficult ones. GPAs were higher for day students than evening students from 1955 to 1965, after which the reverse was true. Day student GPA dropped slightly from 1955 to 1965, then rose consistently to its highest level in 1977, when GPAs for both day and evening students were close to 2.7. Considered on the basis of total grades issued, there has been little change in the percentage of A and B grades over the past 23 years. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.