ERIC Number: ED322140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Teacher Leniency/Strictness and Students' Grades.
This study examined the difference between the grades of students with lenient teachers and the grades of students with strict teachers. The sample included 9th- through 12th-grade students who attended a rural southwest Florida high school during the fall semester of the 1989-90 school year. Subjects completed an opinionnaire three times, once for each of three of their teachers (2,038 opinionnaires were sent to the school and 1,197 usable responses were returned). The student's letter grade and number grade were placed on the opinionnaires by a selected teacher. Each opinionnaire was evaluated to obtain a teacher's overall leniency/strictness score. The results indicate that there is a significant difference between the grades of students with lenient teachers and the grades of students with strict teachers, with students who scored their teachers as being strict receiving higher grades. Copies of the opinionnaire forms are appended. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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