ERIC Number: ED202910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-17
The Effects of Contract Grading on Student Motivation.
A selected review of the effects of various grading systems on student motivation at the university level has been summarized and interpreted. Particular emphasis is devoted to contract grading and the identification of student characteristics, both personal and intellectual, that appear to interact favorably with this relatively new grading procedure. The limited literature dealing with the motivational effects of grades particularly at the university level is reviewed. A summary is presented of selected studies on contract grading that have implications for increasing student motivation. Suggestions for future research are presented; these are based on the principles of contract grading as they relate to an attributional theory of motivations. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).